Former employees of the FSB, which is suspected of treason, to establish contacts with foreigners, pretending that they are recruiting. About this “Interfax” said a source familiar with the situation.
“The defendants were able to avoid incrimination in impermissible contacts with representatives of foreign intelligence services on the grounds that they allegedly carried with them recruiting work”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, to reveal the treason failed due to secret surveillance, which lasted for several years. The source of “Interfax” confirmed the information about the fourth defendant in the case — George Fomchenkova. Before his name was called “Novaya Gazeta”, citing a source in the secret service.
Two sources familiar with the investigation, also argued previously that in the case of treason, was arrested four people. It is known that arrested the head of the Department for investigation of cybercrime, “Kaspersky Lab” Ruslan Stoyanov, head of one of divisions of information security Center (Tsib) of the FSB of Russia Sergey Mikhailov and senior operations officer of the 2nd operational Department of the Ciba Dmitry Dokuchaev. The latter was a former hacker.
The interlocutor of “the New newspaper” told about the role Fomchenkova in this case. However, a friend of the detained said that “gosh, you do everything that brings money.”
All of them charged with a crime under article 275 of the criminal code (high treason) in favor of the United States. It is not known what exactly they were doing. Sources “Interfax” familiar with the situation claimed that Mikhailov and Dokuchaev collaborated with the CIA.