Court placed ex-Head of Moscow Moscow Criminal Investigation Department under house arrest

Court placed ex-Head of Moscow Moscow Criminal Investigation Department under house arrest
Viktor Trutnev Photo: Alexander Shcherbak/Kommersant

Viktor Trutnev is accused of complicity in the transfer of a bribe in the amount of $70.000 to law enforcement officials to "resolve the issue of termination of the criminal case" instituted against Transeco CEO Yuri Kornilov.

The Moscow District Military Court placed accused of transfer of $70.000-bribe to law enforcement officers ex-Head of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department Viktor Trutnev under the house arrest, RBC reports. The decision to release Major-General in retirement from the pre-trial detention center was made following the consideration of the appeal.

According to lawyer Anatoly Shvedchenko, the judge found the conclusions of the court of first instance not relevant to the circumstances of the case. Only the inducement and resolutions of the decision were announced.

Trutnev is accused of complicity in transferring $70 thousand from director general of the Transeco company Yuri Kornilov in exchange for "termination of the criminal case" against him. Together with Trutnev, employees of the FSB in Moscow and the Moscow region Denis Semenov, Alexey Vinokurov and Artur Yusufov, detained in June 2017, are also accused. According to investigators, Trutnev, Yusufov, Vinokurov and Semenov received money from Kornilov, which should be transferred to "other law enforcement officers."

The case against Trutnev was initiated on January 31, 2018. According to the Major General, on the same day he gave evidence and was released on personal recognizance to appear. On March 2, the Moscow Garrison Military Court arrested him. On March 13, the Moscow District Military Court overturned this decision.

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