Сourt upheld arrest of former FSB officer accused of taking bribe
Thus, the court refused to satisfy appeal of the Novikov’s defense and upheld the decision on his detention.
The Moscow District Military Court has confirmed legality of arrest of former FSB officer Vladislav Novikov, who is accused of receiving bribes from Turkish construction company Esta Construction for solving he problem with builders-illegal immigrants. This was reported by his lawyer Dagir Khasavov.
Thus, the court refused to satisfy the appeal of the Novikov’s defense and upheld the decision on his detention. “The arrest term is set to 6 November”, - said the lawyer, as RIA Novosti reports. Another defendant of this criminal case is an acting FSB officer Karen Krayukhin.
According to the investigation, after Federal Migratory Service inspected a building site of the Esta Construction company, administrative proceedings were initiated and a large fine appointed. Company’s lawyer Valerian Kochergin turned to his friends Novikov and Krayukhin with a request to transfer administrative punishment from the legal entity to a functionary of the company. In this case the amount of a penalty could decrease from 37,6 million rubles to 100 thousand rubles.
The investigation believes that Novikov and Krayukhin demanded 5 million rubles for the assistance.
On October 15, the Russian branch of Amnesty International reported on the abduction of its employee Oleg Kozlovsky by unknown persons during the monitoring of protests in Magas against the agreement on borders with Chechnya.