Runaway defendant of Sugrobov’s case jailed for three years
Former employee of the anti-corruption central board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Gennady Sobolev was hiding abroad for two years from justice until he was out of money.
The court found defendant of Sugrobov’s case, ex-employee of the Anti-Corruption Central Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Gennady Sobolev guilty of Exceeding Official Powers (part 3 of Art. 286 of Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
The Moscow City Court sentenced Sobolev to three years of standard regime penal colony. The convict is forbidden to hold positions in public authorities within three years. Besides, he was deprived of Major's rank.
It should be noted that the trial against the defendant of Sugrobov’s case passed behind closed doors.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, in 2014 Gennady Sobolev during operation on the detention of officers of the anti-corruption central board managed to hide abroad. Sobolev was escaping from justice for two years, however, in 2016 he had to return to Russia as he was out of money. After coming back to the country he started living in Krasnodar where the staff of intelligence agencies found him. In the fall of 2016, Sobolev was detained and placed under arrest.
It should be noted that another runaway field investigator of the Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Combatting Corruption Pavel Dashin is still in the search within General Sugrobov’s case.
To recall, the criminal case against General Sugrobov and his subordinates was initiated in 2014. Then practically all management of the anti-corruption central board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was detained, including the head Denis Sugrobov and his deputy Boris Kolesnikov. The last in June 2014 committed suicide, jumping out of a window. In total 13 police officers were detained, 10 of them are accused of Creation of Organized Criminal Group (part 3 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Exceeding Official Powers (part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Provocation of a Bribe (part 3 of Art. 33, Art. 304 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The officers of the anti-corruption central board ‘burnt’ on the criminal episode of the attempt of police officers to set up the employee of the Federal Security Service. They planned to pass themselves as businessmen and to suggest taking them ‘under cover’ for 10 thousand dollars a month. In total the Investigative Committee counted 19 cases of Exceeding Official Powers by officers of the central board; all of them anyway came down to the provocation of officials and businessmen on crimes. As a result of 29 people illegally born criminal liability for bribes, commercial bribery, and fraud. State prosecution and also the court came to a conclusion that there was no motive of a profit in actions of officers: sending agents provokers to the victims, police officers tried to obtain career development and awards.
In April 2017 the Moscow City Court sentenced Sugrobov to 22 years of imprisonment in maximum security penal colony and deprived him of a rank. His subordinates received from four to 20 years of maximum security penal colony.