Arrest of FSB colonels associated with case of former Moscow vice-mayor

Arrest of FSB colonels associated with case of former Moscow vice-mayor
Alexander Ryabinin

In both cases, the victim was the same entrepreneur.

Before the arrest of three FSB colonels, Andrey Vasilyev, Dmitry Frolov and Kirill Cherkalin, entrepreneur Sergey Glyadelkin, over whose report former vice-mayor of Moscow Alexander Ryabinin had previously been convicted, reported about them to the management of the Internal Security Directorate, Lenta.ru writes, citing a source in law enforcement bodies. According to Glyadelkin, Ryabinin seized his mansion worth 45 million rubles ($ 700,000) and extorted a million dollars ($ 15,000).

On July 27, 2012, the court gave Ryabinin three years suspended sentence and ordered to pay a fine of one million rubles for swindling. In the same year, the official was dismissed. He was convicted of the events that took place in 2006. Glyadelkin appealed to the FSB only in 2009.

The FSB colonels Vasilyev and Frolov were suspected of embezzling 490 million rubles ($ 7,6 million) from Glyadelkin. The businessman turned to Internal Security Directorate in 2019, although the money was allegedly seized from him in 2011. On April 26, the court arrested the former employees of the FSB’s “K” department of the Economic Security Service for two months.

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