"Torpedo" provocateur of detained GUEBiPK officers pleads guilty
MIA GUEBiPK Officer Agent Vadim Alferov, suspected of complicity in office misconduct, has pleaded guilty.
This has been reported by the Presnensky Court of Moscow, which has been electing a preventive measure against him.
At the defense's request, the court session has been held behind closed doors for Alferov's security. The court has left the accused under house arrest until 21 January, taking into account his minor child.
As noted by RIA Novosti citing an investigator in the case of officers of the General Administration for Combatting the Corruption, the so-called "torpedo" has fully admitted his guilt.
Let us recall that Vadim Alferov had been detained along with two GUEBiPK officers Aleksandr Sobol and Sergey Abramov in connection with the investigation into the case of the "torpedoes", who provoke officials or businessmen to bribe.
It is worth noting that Head of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption General Denis Sugrobov and his deputy Boris Kolesnikov were arrested for the same crime in 2014. Apart from them, 20 officers of the General Administration for Combatting the Corruption were defendants in the case.
Sugrobov has been charged with organizing a criminal community and inciting bribery in 21 episodes. The prosecution asked to sentence him to 22 years in prison. Investigators believe that due to the illegal activities of General Sugrobov, his subordinates and staff provocateurs of the GEBIPK, criminal proceedings against more than 30 people have been instituted.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.