2 majors of MIA Veshnyaki office accused in "black realtors" case could be set up

2 majors of MIA Veshnyaki office accused in "black realtors" case could be set up
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The testimony against Deputy Head of the MIA Directorate in the Moscow district of Veshnyaki, Andrey Timakov and his subordinate Aleksandr Frolov, together with other participants of the organized crime group, was given by Nadezhda Pavlova, an employee of the Veshnyaki MIA Directorate, who was previously suspected in this case.

On August 11, 2017, the deputy head of the MIA Directorate in the Moscow district of Veshnyaki, Andrey Timakov and his subordinate, the head of the department of district police officers, Aleksandr Frolov, were accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme to seize and resell housing. Hearings in the case of Timakov and Frolov began in one of the capital's courts, writes Daily Storm.

According to the materials of the investigation, members of the organized criminal group, engaged in frauds with housing, illegally privatized about 10 metropolitan apartments, which they took from owners in various ways. According to the testimony of the accused members of the criminal group, they were informed about the lonely pensioners and alcoholics with apartments or deceased owners without direct heirs by a paid informant in the police, whose name was unknown to them.

Meanwhile, the news portal PASMI, citing the lawyers of the two police officers, reports that the testimony against them, together with other members of the organized criminal group, was given by an employee of the Veshnyaki MIA Directorate, Nadezhda Pavlova, who was previously suspected by the investigation. According to the publication, Pavlova could be an informant for "black realtors."

The newsportal notes that Nadezhda Pavlova is a close friend of the family of previously convicted for "black real estate business" Aleksandr Korolev, who in May 2018 was again sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for housing fraud. According to PASMI, 3 months after his arrest, Korolev during the investigative actions “suddenly remembered” that Andrey Timakov and Aleksandr Frolov were police informants. The fact that Korolev had previously told her about his connection with Timakov and Frolov was then “recalled” by Pavlova as well.

At the same time, PASMI mentions a very similar situation in 2008 – the arrest of Korolev, the interrogation of Pavlova and their mutual testimony against another police officer, who was eventually convicted.

The lawyers of the police officers Andrey Timakov and Aleksandr Frolov are sure that they were not the ones to be guilty, but the real accomplices of the “black realtors” are now acting as witnesses for the prosecution. In total, 12 people were brought to criminal responsibility in this case.

According to representatives of the defense of Timakov and Frolov, appeals to the ICR, the MIA and the FSB with complaints of investigative outrage did not cause any reaction from the authorities.

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