Aleksander Drymanov holds face-to-face interrogation with deputy who testified against him

Aleksander Drymanov holds face-to-face interrogation with deputy who testified against him
Aleksander Drymanov in court

Former head of the Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow Aleksander Drymanov has denied all allegations.

Former head of the Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow Aleksander Drymanov who is being accused of bribe-taking has held a face-to-face interrogation with his deputy Denis Nikandrov who had testified against him, reports TASS with reference to its source.

During the face-to-face interrogation, Drymanov denied all allegations by his former subordinate, having stated he was not involved in the crimes. Nikandrov in his turn insisted on his testimonies against the ex-chief.

The source had earlier clarified that Nikandrov was the only defendant in the case of the Investigative Committee’s employees who had testified against Drymanov. All allegations against the ex-head of the Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow rest on Nikandrov testimonies that state he had handed on a bank card with € 9 thousand to his former chief. It follows from his testimonies that he had transferred the money to Drymanov for assignment to the position and protectorship.

The investigators are also checking Drymanov’s involvement in falsification of criminal cases and prosecution of parties known to be innocent. At the present time, the General is in custody; his terms is extended till March 16.

The investigation theory is that Drymanov, Nikandrov, and former head of the Office of Investigations of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow’s Central Administrative District Aleksey Kramarenko were members of a criminal group under the direction of a former head of the Internal Security Directorate Mikhail Maksimenko. The high-ranking investigators received a $1 million bribe for their assistance in a release of Andrey Kochuykov, an assistant of a ‘thief in law’ Shakro Molodoy (Zakhary Kalashev). Drymanov is also being accused of a 500 thousand rubles ($7.6 thousand) bribe taking.

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