FSB colonel Cherkalin becomes defendant in $8 million case
The list of defendants includes two more security officials and a couple of bankers.
The swindling case of 490 million rubles ($ 7,5 million), in which former FSB officers Dmitry Frolov and Andrey Vasilyev were arrested, replenished with three more defendants: colonel Kirill Cherkalin, the head of a department in the “K” Directorate’s of the FSB, bankers Vladimir Stolyarenko and Alexander Bondarenko, Interfax reports. Earlier, Cherkalin was arrested on charges of receiving a bribe of more than 52 million rubles ($ 806,000).
Frolov, Vasilyev and Cherkalin were detained on April 25. According to investigators, Frolov and Vasilyev, as part of an organized group, told businessman Sergey Glyadelkin about a criminal case being prepared against him and offered to help avoid persecution in exchange for transferring a share in the charter capital of Yurpromkonsulting LLC to the value of 490 million rubles. Cherkalin was accused of receiving a bribe of $ 850,000 from a certain Nazarov in the period from November 2013 to February 2015. 12 billion rubles ($ 186 million) were found in the apartments of the security forces officer.
Russia’s deposit insurance agency asked the court to involve an offshore company Clement Glory in a case against a fugitive banker and an ex-owner of Vneshprombank Georgy Bedzhamov. Clement Glory turned out to hold Bedzhamov’s real estate in Great Britain in pawn, reports RBC.