Arrested Head of ID ICR in Kemerovo region dismissed
The arrested on charges of extortion Head of the ID ICR in the Kemerovo region Major-General Sergey Kalinkin is removed from his position. The Justice Colonel Pavel Mullin temporary performs his duties.
This decision was made by the Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, the department reported.
Earlier, Sergey Kalinkin and several other high-ranking employees of the ICR, two Vice-Governors of the Kemerovo region were charged with Extortion under part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code.
The group tried to take over 51% of JSC Mining Plant Inskoy belonged to the entrepreneur Anton Tsygankov, according to investigators.
On November 16 the Novosibirsk Central District Court issued a decision to arrest the General Kalinkin for two months. The accused pleaded not guilty and claimed that the case against him was fabricated to put pressure on the entrepreneur Shukin within the redistribution of property in the Kuzbass coal mining industry. The major Russian businessman, the former co-owner of Wimm-Bill-Dann Gavriil Yushvaev is interested in the Mining Plant Inskoy, in his view.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.