Court arrests ex-FSB officer Dmitry Frolov in $7.6m fraud case

Court arrests ex-FSB officer Dmitry Frolov in $7.6m fraud case
Dmitry Frolov Photo: Andrey Lyubimov / RBC

Frolov was placed into custody until June 25.

The Basmanny Court of Moscow jailed Dmitry Frolov, the ex-officer of the K Unit of the Economic Security Department of the FSB of Russia for two months on $7.6m fraud accusations, reports TASS. According to the decision of Judge Yulia Safina, Frolov will stay in custody until June 25.

The judge granted the petition of the investigation, which charges Frolov with a large-scale fraud (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the investigator, in 2011, the defendant, acting as part of a criminal group, persuaded the victim to transfer $7.6m’s worth of property to him during construction. For that, Frolov promised the victim to stop prosecution. The property was split among group members.

The defendant came to the court session with his hand in a cast. He asked to place him under house arrest; his lawyer also insisted on that. Frolov denies any wrongdoing.

Earlier it was reported that the investigation had asked the Basmanny Court of Moscow to detain Dmitry Frolov and Andrey Vasilyev, former employees of the K Unit of the Economic Security Department of the FSB of Russia, in a fraud case. They were detained by FSB and ICR, and before that, they had been dismissed due to compromising circumstances.

Also, Kirill Cherkalin, the former boss of Frolov and Vasilyev, head of the K Unit, was detained on suspicion of accepting large bribes (Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Earlier, he had been arrested for two months.

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