Case on extortion of $100 by investigator sent to court
The Prosecutor General’s Office approved the indictment in Aleksander Sorokin’s case. The former law enforcement authority completely admitted his guilt during the investigation.
Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent the case of former special investigator of Central office of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) Aleksander Sorokin, who is incriminated bribe taking of $100 thousand, to Basmanny Court of Moscow. It is reported on a website of the supervising department.
The indictment on the case was approved by Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Vladimir Malinovsky. It is noted that Sorokin completely admitted his guilt.
According to investigators, the defendant in December, 2016 demanded from a witness, who passed on a criminal case which he was cultivating, a bribe of $100 thousand for removal, for the benefit of the last, of a number of proceeding decisions. During the held investigation and search operations the investigator was detained when receiving the first part of a bribe of $50 thousand.
As RBC reports, Sorokin was cultivating a case of withdrawal of funds from BFG-Credit bank. A license of the bank, where the largest state broadcasting companies held their means, was revoked in July, 2016, then the Arbitration court of Moscow declared him bankrupt. According to the Central Bank, the debts of BFG-Credit exceeded assets for more than 47 billion rubles.
Meanwhile, between the main shareholders of BFG-Credit Yury Glotser and Tamara Horoshilova a conflict erupted. As the CrimeRussia’s source told Kommersant, Horoshilova's representatives tried to transfer money to Sorokin, trying to obtain thus change of her procedural status on the case of withdrawal of funds from the witness to the victim.
Former member of the Federation Council believes that this once again points to numerous violations and falsification of evidence during the investigation of his criminal case on charges of bribe-taking in the amount of 27.5 million rubles ($457 thousand).