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.
Consolidator of metropolitan lands: Empire of Aleksander Postrigan’, ex-Head of Klin District, collapses
According to Aleksander Kurennoy, an official representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the watchdog authority is about to file with the Klin Town Court of the Moscow Region a lawsuit to confiscate assets worth in total 4 billion rubles ($62.1 million) from Aleksander Postrigan’, ex-Head of the Klin District. Aleksander Postrigan’ was arrested in June 2018 on suspicion of exceeding official powers and remains in detention since then. The CrimeRussia was figuring out the origin of billions of rubles and hundreds of real properties belonging to the Honorable Builder of the Moscow Region, business affairs of his relatives and friends, and why the official was busted for corruption so many years after pulling off his criminal schemes.