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No Jail for Bribe

Prosecutors requested on Wednesday a six-year suspended sentence for a senior Moscow investigator who was held on bribe extortion charges in July but pleaded guilty and testified against his superiors, Interfax said.

Grigory Domovets, earlier identified as Dymovets, was deputy department head at the Moscow transportation investigation branch of the Investigative Committee. He was accused of helping extort a $4 million bribe from a businessman whom he and his colleagues threatened to charge in a criminal case, the report said.

The branch’s deputy head, Alexei Malkov, and head of its priority case department, Ivan Kozhevnikov, were charged on the testimony of Domovets, who was placed under house arrest last month, said. Moscow City Court will rule on Domovets’ case Friday.


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