Rosgvardia General: I do not go bail for Varchuk
Commander-In-Chief of the MIA Internal Troops Vyacheslav Varchuk, who is charged with taking a bribe of 10 million rubles ($172.000).
The General of Rosgvardia, Anatoly Yakubovsky, said that he did not intend to go bail for former colleague, Deputy Commander-In-Chief of the MIA Internal Troops Vyacheslav Varchuk, who became a figurant of the case of a 10-million-ruble bribe ($172.000), RIA Novosti reports citing the press service of the Rosgvardia Central District Troops.
"The information published in the media that Rosgvardia General Yakubovsky is allegedly ready to go bail for his ex-colleague Vyacheslav Varchuk is untrue," the interlocutor said, stressing that Yakubovsky did not make any promises to the representatives of Varchuk's defense.
"Replicated information is pulled out of the context of a telephone conversation between General Yakubovsky and the wife of General Varchuk, held at her initiative, and interpreted in this form," Rosgvardia concluded.
As The CrimeRussia previously wrote, Varchuk confessed to the court in taking a bribe of 10 million rubles. He was charged on March 7, the court left the General in the pre-trial detention center.
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