Investigators seek extension of FSB officers’ detention in bribery case
MOSCOW, March 31 (RAPSI, Yevgeniya Sokolova) – Investigators have filed a motion with the Moscow Garrison Military Court demanding to extend detention of former and current officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), who stand charged with taking a 5-million-ruble bribe ($77,000), until June 6, attorney Dagir Khasavov told RAPSI.
The court will hear a motion on April 3.
As reported earlier, Vlad Novikov, a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), and Karen Krayukhin, an officer still in FSB service, have been arrested on suspicion of taking a bribe from the Turkish construction firm Esta Construction.
Esta Construction lawyer Valerian Kochergin, who has been recognized as victim in the case, has filed a 10-million-ruble civil lawsuit against defendants. He seeks 5 million rubles ($77,000) in compensation for property damage and 5 million in moral damages.
Investigators claim that Esta Construction has been fined over 37 million rubles ($570,000) for violation of migration legislation. The company’s lawyer in order to avoid payment of the fine asked the defendants for help in the termination of the case for 5 million rubles ($77,000).
Esta Construction is a contracting company established by Bahattin Demirbilek in Moscow in 2006 and operating as a general contractor and project designer in international construction market, the firm’s website says.