Court imprisons Dept Deputy Head of GUEBiPK for torpedo case

Court imprisons Dept Deputy Head of GUEBiPK for torpedo case
Sergei Abramov in court Photo: Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS

Previously, the police arrested GUEBiPK officer Sergei Abramov, the policemen’s accomplice Vadim Alferov was put under house arrest.

The Moscow Presnensky district court arrested Aleksander Sobol, the Deputy Head of the 25th GUEBiPK Department B (Main Department of Economic Security and Countering Corruption) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, suspected of involvement in the case of torpedo-instigators.

Sobol has been charged with item (c), part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code (Exceeding Official Powers with the infliction of grave consequences). The officer has been imprisoned until January 21, 2017.

Previously, the CrimeRussia reported that on December 10, the court sanctioned the arrest of another MIA GUEBiPK officer Sergei Abramov, and the policemen’s accomplice Vadim Alferov (unemployed) was put under house arrest. The latter admitted his guilt. The investigation believes that Alferov was the one acting as the torpedo-instigator, who pressed officials or businessmen to take bribes.

We shall remind you that the accused were detained on December 8 during searches in the anti-corruption head office. As follows from the case, Abramov and unidentified MIA GUEBiPK operatives assisted by Alferov, on September 30, 2013, during an operational experiment at a restaurant on Novy Arbat Street, incited Sergei Cherenkov, the former producer of Zemlyane band, and Sergei Pohilyuk to get involved in a fraud. Alferov introduced himself as a Kiwi representative and passed 60 million rubles for a seat in Edinaya Rossiya (United Russia) Party Board. After that, the court initiated a criminal case on fraud committed by Cherenkov and Pohilyuk and even convicted the men. Later, however, the verdicts were overturned.

We should also mention that in 2014, GUEBiPK Head General Denis Sugrobov and his Deputy Boris Kolesnikov were arrested for a similar offense. Apart from them, over 20 other anticorruption officers have been involved in the case. Sugrobov was charged with 21 counts of creating a criminal gang and inciting to take bribes.

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