After seven employees of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) were arrested on robbery charges, three of them have submitted guilty pleas and one has pleaded guilty in part. Artur Vlasov, who works for the FSB’s K Division investigating financial crimes, pleaded guilty in full and said he would cooperate with investigators, as did FSB employee Khetag Margiyev and FSB captain Vladimir Urusov. Despite the plea deals, the Moscow District Military Court rejected Vlasov’s request to be transferred from pretrial detention to house arrest. Another suspect in the same robbery case, Roman Obolensky, submitted a partial guilty plea, his attorney said.

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