Case of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting Corruption of MIA

Former head of anti-corruption division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Denis Sugrobov and others employees of General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting Corruption became targets of criminal case over abuse of office. According to the investigation’s version, security strongmen tried to set a Federal Security Service’s officer up – among other things, they planned to pose themselves as businessmen and offer to provide them «protection racket» for $10 thousands per month. More than 10 persons are currently targets of the case.

In June 2014, Sugrobov’s deputy Boris Kolesnikov, who also was target of the investigation, killed himself by jumping out of the window. Earlier, Basmanny court extended Sugrobov’s term of custody till 14 February 2015.