Moscow: Estonian businessman sentenced to 12 years for espionage
Arrested on the charge of espionage Estonian entrepreneur Raivo Susi was sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime colony. Details of the trial of Susi are unknown, as his case is classified as top secret.
Estonian entrepreneur Raivo Susi was sentenced to 12 years in a strict-regime colony for espionage (Article 276), RBC quotes spokeswoman of the Moscow City Court Ulyana Solopova.
"To recognize Raivo Susi guilty of committing a crime under Art. 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Espionage), and appoint him a sentence of imprisonment for 12 years with serving a sentence in a strict-regime colony," the verdict stated. Interfax specifies that the businessman's case has the stamp “top secret”, so the process was closed.
Susi was detained in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport in February 2016. Later the court authorized his arrest, the businessman was accused of espionage. According to his lawyer Arkady Tolpegin, the charges are dated of 2004-2007. In March of the same year, the court refused to release him on bail.
In 2001 Delfi wrote about Estonian citizen Raivo Susi. The edition called him a businessman, engaged in the transfer of aircraft from Russia to the West. According to Delfi, in the mid-1990s, Susi was detained on suspicion of smuggling, customs officers, border guards, tax inspectors and other agencies showed interest in him, but the criminal case against Susi was eventually closed.
According to Interfax, Susi’s clients were millionaires from aviation clubs of Russia, Great Britain, the USA and Western Europe. According to publications in the media, to which the agency refers, since 1994, Susi "threw to the West a whole squadron of fighter aircrafts, it would be enough to equip all the Estonian Air Force."
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