Deputy Chief of FSB Information Security Center got suspended sentence for abuse of authority

Deputy Chief of FSB Information Security Center got suspended sentence for abuse of authority

He signed acts of accepting works of accused in high treason in favor of the US Ruslan Stoyanov.⁠

The Moscow District Military Court sentenced former Deputy Head of the FSB Information Security Center (CIB) Dmitry Pravikov to three years' imprisonment suspended, RBC reports. The officer was found guilty under part 3 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Abuse of Official Powers) and part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Exceeding Official Powers). It is noted that the verdict was made on September 19, but the protection of Pravikov appealed in the Supreme Court.

The criminal case against Pravikov was opened on February 8. Then Kommersant reported that the reason was "signed by him act with a scanty sum." According to a source of RBC, the investigation was related to the confrontation between the CIB and the Center for Information Protection and Special Communication of the FSB. Pravikov was going to lead the Center for Information Protection, so in autumn of 2016 he had a conflict with his superiors.

In early February, another Deputy Head of the FSB CIB, Sergey Mikhailov, was detained upon the case of the high treason. Other persons involved in the case were senior operative of the CIB 2nd department Dmitry Dokuchaev, member of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov and businessman Georgy Fomchenkov. It is noted that the case refers to the period when Stoyanov was not working at Kaspersky Lab. From 2006 to 2010 he was the head of the security department in the company RTKomm.RU, which cooperated with the CIB.

Pravikov, being the head of the CIB Information Technology Department, twice signed Stoyanov's acceptance papers. The rest of the documents were signed by head of the CIB Andrey Gerasimov, who retired in the summer of 2017. Sergey Skorokhodov became the new head of the CIB.

Details of the Mikhailov group’s case are still unknown. In August this year, the lawyer of one of the accused denied the information (they allegedly passed data to the US, using which the US law enforcement agencies allegedly detained a number of suspects in cybercrimes, including Roman Seleznev, the son of the State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Valery Seleznev) published by the Dozhd television channel. At the same time, the lawyer confirmed that the matter in question is about the high treason in favor of the United States.

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