MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. The Basmanny Court of Moscow sentenced former investigator of the RF IC Sergei Dubinsky to 6 years in prison for a bribe of 5 million rubles, the court's press secretary Irina Sofinskaya told RIA Novosti.
“Dubinsky was sentenced to six years in prison with a maximum security correctional colony, with a fine of 10 million rubles in state revenue,” she said.
Another person involved in the case, a former employee of the Investigative Committee, Andrei Trinev, was sentenced to eight years in a strict regime colony. Both were deprived of the right to hold positions in law enforcement for 10 years, Dubinsky – the rank of colonel of justice, Trinev – major of justice, Sofinskaya added.
Dubinsky and Trinev were found guilty under Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (bribe on an especially large scale).
Dubinsky was taken into custody in the courtroom.
As a witness in the case, Alexei Kovrizhkin, told RIA Novosti, the investigators extorted 5 million rubles from his client, businessman Pavel Krotov, threatening to re-qualify his status from a witness to an accused. Kovrizhkin personally brought the money; at the time of the transfer, the investigators were detained by the FSB.
Now Kovrizhkin has been deprived of the status of a lawyer, a complaint against this decision is in the Khamovnichesky Court of Moscow, however, it will be considered only after the verdicts to Dubinsky and Trinev come into force.