Tags: Russia | Courtroom Suicide

Ex-official Kills Himself in Moscow Courtroom after Verdict

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 07:38 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian prison service official shot himself dead in a courtroom Wednesday after being handed a three-year sentence on corruption charges.

Local court and investigative officials said Viktor Sviridov, who had served as chief of department in the federal prison service, took out his pistol and shot himself dead in the courtroom after hearing the verdict.

Officials are now looking how Sviridov was able to bring the gun into the court building.

Sviridov was convicted of extorting a 10-million ruble (over $158,000) bribe. Sviridov pleaded guilty to the charges and his lawyers asked the judge not to send him to prison.

He had been requested not to leave Moscow and came to attend the sentencing from home.

© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
A former Russian prison service official shot himself deadin acourtroom Wednesday after being handed a three-year sentence on corruption charges.Local court and investigative officials said Viktor Sviridov, who had served as chief of department in the federal prison...
Russia,Courtroom Suicide
120
2020-38-12
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 07:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved