St. Petersburg: former deputy head of FSIN Directorate detained while leaving court after acquittal
Sergey Moyseenko, who was found innocent in a murder case, is suspected of corruption.
The former deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region Sergey Moyseenko, whom the judges pleaded not guilty of the murder of his colleague Nikolay Chernov was detained on suspicion of corruption while leaving the Leningrad Regional Court in St. Petersburg. Now Moyseenko is considered the recipient of bribes from Ruslan Khamkhokov, the former head of Petroinvest, for his patronage during the construction of Kresty-2 pre-trial custody facility, the largest one in Russia, the Forpost reports.
In the case of Chernov’s murder, businessman Igor Zakharov was acquitted along with Moyseenko. They were released from custody in the courtroom, but Moyseenko was soon detained and taken to the Moika PD for interrogation. Earlier, the ex-deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service was accused of ordering the murder of Chernov in order to hide the facts of taking bribes from the contractor during the construction of the Kresty-2 jail.
Khamkhoev pleaded guilty and received five years conditionally in March for giving bribes and abuse of authority.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.