Former Center “E” employee receives suspended sentence for attempted swindling
The case was considered according to a special procedure without the evidence examination.
The former head of the eighth department of the Center for Combating Extremism (Center “E”) of the MIA’s Directorate in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment with a probation period of two years for attempted swindling (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF). The case was considered without examining evidence, since Tugushev pleaded guilty, the joint press service of St. Petersburg courts reported.
As the court and the investigation established, in late September - early December 2017 Tugushev and his subordinate Major Alexander Sviridyuk learned about a case of car theft, investigated by the ICR’s Directorate in St. Petersburg. The convicts contacted a certain P., who was not involved in the case, and told him there was evidence of his guilt in thefts. The policemen offered to hush up the case for a fee of 4 million rubles ($ 60,000).
On December 11, 2017, P. gave Sviridyuk $ 17,000, 2 million rubles ($ 30,000) on December 15, and the next day – fake bills worth 1 million rubles ($ 15,000). In the evening of the same day, Sviridyuk handed over the money to Tugushev, who was detained red-handed. Sviridyuk resisted the arrest and disappeared, after which he was put on the wanted list.
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