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Former FSB colonel accused of fraud runs away from custody in Volgograd

November 29, 2012, 15:20 UTC+3

Source in the law enforcement agencies noted that this is already second escape of Pyotr Samarsky from custody

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VOLGOGRAD, November 29 (Itar-Tass) — Pyotr Samarsky, the former colonel of the Federal Security Service and the former head of the anti-terrorism department in the FSB department in the Volgograd Region, ran away from the military investigation department, where the latter was brought for interrogation, the Russian law enforcement agencies told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

A source in the law enforcement agencies refrained from detailed comments, but noted that this is already the second escape of Samarsky from custody. In the spring of 2009 he was detained in Moscow, but ran away when being convoyed. This year Samarsky turned himself in the law enforcement agencies. He has been kept at the detention centre number one in Volgograd.

The search for the fugitive continues.

The detectives found that in May 2005 Pyotr Samarsky extorted from the general director of an enterprise in Volgograd a reward for the assistance in the relief from criminal responsibility in the criminal case, which was being investigated in the FSB investigation department in the Volgograd Region. The businessman agreed on the conditions of the then FSB officer and passed 60 tonnes of diesel fuel for free to Samarsky’s agent. 350,000 roubles earned from the diesel fuel sale were passed to Samarsky as a bribe. From 2006 to the autumn of 2008 the businessman handed 100,000 roubles to Samarsky through a mediator monthly. The total sum of the bribe exceeded two million roubles. In the autumn of 2008 Samarsky’s accomplices informed the former FSB colonel about an alleged smuggling of jewellery items that the Volgograd businessman was engaged in. Samarsky extorted 100,000 euros from the businessman for the assistance in the so-called “settlement of the problem”. He and his accomplices were detained when giving some part of the bribe.


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