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Suspected of treason ex-police officer faces up to 20 years in prison

Arrested on suspicion of treason in favor of Ukraine ex-to the chief of the district police Department in the Kursk region Dmitry Borzenkov faces a term of 12 to 20 years with a fine in the amount up to 500 thousand rubles or the salary or other income for a period up to three years.

As reported by RIA Novosti press Secretary of the Lefortovo court Xenia Pervoklashek, Borzenkov will remain in jail at least until August 18. According to intelligence, Borzenkov "were involved in confidential cooperation is one of the units" of the security Service of Ukraine and "collect and transmit the data making the state secret".

The police Department Zolotukhinskiy district of the Kursk region, which was led by Borzenkov, temporarily headed by his Deputy Ruslan Novikov told RIA news Agency. The representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs in the Kursk region said that the running procedure of employee's dismissal from internal Affairs agencies for negative reasons.

Case under article 275 of the criminal code (high treason) are usually marked stamped "top secret" and listen to behind closed doors. Over the last few years the cases in this category ended for the defendants sentences ranging from 6 to 22 years in prison. Among them - the former Colonel of the information security Center (Tsib) of the FSB Sergei Mikhailov and the employee "Kaspersky Lab" Ruslan Stoyanov.

Mikhailov received 22 years in prison, Stoyanov 14 years. According to the source RIA Novosti in law enforcement, the defendants implicated in the transmission of a foreign intelligence service to certain information - what is not officially reported.

As wrote "Kommersant", Mikhailov in 2011 through intermediaries handed the FBI "information about operatively-search activity" in the case of the founder of the company Chronopay Pavel Vrublevsky, who U.S. authorities believe the cybercriminal. For information accomplices allegedly promised $ 10 million, but how much they got in the end is unknown.

Along with them were convicted two other defendants on the 6th and 7th years of a colony respectively: the former employee of FSB Dmitry Dokuchaev and businessman George Fomchenkov.

Among those convicted of treason were those who were more fortunate and managed to mitigate the punishment. A former employee of the Central research Institute of mechanical engineering (head of the Institute "Roskosmos") Vladimir lapygin in September 2016, was sentenced to seven years in a penal colony for treason, the Moscow district court of Tver paroled him on June 10 this year. The consequence is imputed to a scientist the transfer abroad of certain technological information. The Prosecutor's office appealed the decision, the complaint will consider the Tver court.

Some convicted for treason reached the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. In 2017, the President pardoned the head of Sebastini, Annick Kesyan and Marina Gangava. The women were convicted because of the SMS to their friends, in which they reported motion in the direction of Georgia of ships and trains with military equipment in August 2008.