Safronov refused a plea deal

the adviser to the head of “Roscosmos” Ivan Safronov, who was arrested on charges of treason, rejected the proposal of the investigator to conclude a deal with the investigation. It is reported TASS with reference to lawyer Ivan Pavlov.

According to him, under the plea deal Safronov needs “would be to admit guilt and to not more than two thirds of the maximum punishment, that is, 10 years.”

the Lawyer said that the investigator offered him a deal on July 13.

Safronov is in “Lefortovo” the decision of the court about the arrest until September 6. Under the article of treason, he faces up to 20 years in prison. According to security officers, Safronov passed classified information to one of the special services of NATO.