MOSCOW, March 11 (RAPSI) – A bribery case against the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) colonel Kirill Cherkalin has reached the Moscow Garrison Military Court, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.

The hearing date has not been scheduled yet.

Cherkalin stands charged with receiving a bribe in the amount of $850,000 from a businessman for the common protection. Reportedly, he pleaded guilty.

According to the website of the financial crimes agency Rosfinmonitoring, Cherkalin represented FSB in the Interdepartmental Anti-money laundering Commission. Investigators believe that his illegal activity lasted from November 2013 to February 2015.

In November 2019, Moscow’s Golovinsky District Court forfeited to the state assets of Cherkalin and his family worth over 6 billion rubles (about $80 million at the current exchange rate), including four apartments, two cottages, six land plots with a total area of 7,116 square meters, 14 nonresidential premises, 2 cars, 800 million rubles, $72 million and over 8 million euros found during the investigative activities in Cherkalin’s premises.