Police officers detained publicist Sergei Borisnev on suspicion of extorting 17 million rubles from billionaire Sergei Tsikalyuk for not publishing compromising information about him. This was reported to TASS on Monday by law enforcement agencies.
@breakingmash, 06.11.2022 11:14: The alleged extortionist – a retired colonel and a failed publicist Sergei Borisnev – suggested that the head of the “Military Insurance Company” avoid harsh exposure in his new book.
Colonel and at the same time professor of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense Borisnev wrote a book about the work of the VSK. When it came to the chapter about the head of the insurance company, an ingenious plan was born in his head: to demand 17 million rubles from Tsikalyuk for supposedly available compromising evidence that could get into the pages of reading matter. — Inset K.ru
“Publicist Sergei Borisnev was detained on suspicion of extorting 17 million rubles from Sergei Tsikalyuk. He threatened to publish information in his book discrediting the honor and dignity of the entrepreneur.
A criminal case has been initiated under paragraph “d” part 2 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Extortion”), the attacker may face a sentence of imprisonment for up to 7 years. “Currently, a preventive measure in the form of a written undertaking not to leave has been chosen against the detainee,” he added.
Sergey Tsikalyuk is an entrepreneur, founder and head of the Military Insurance Company. […]
RTVi.com, 07.11.2022, “Publicist detained in case of extortion of 17 million rubles from the creator of VSK”: Sergei Tsikalyuk created the Military Insurance Company at the end of 1992, and four years later founded the Military Insurance Company Group CJSC on its basis. VSK is one of the ten largest insurance companies in Russia and one of the top five Russian insurers in terms of collections from hull and MTPL. Tsikalyuk himself was repeatedly included in the rating of “TOP-1000 Russian managers” of the newspaper “Kommersant” and for several years in a row was included in the list of TOP-200 richest businessmen in Russia according to Forbes magazine. — Inset K.ru