At the border: Zapad MIA MBIA Colonel detained
The detention may be related to the case of extortion of 100 million rubles from Delovie Linii, or the release of a suspect from Kresty.
At the Russian-Belarusian border there is detained senior detective of the Zapad (West) department of the MIA MBIA Vitaly Fedosov. Previously, he was on the federal wanted list upon a criminal case of fraud, which is classified as secret, Fontanka writes. The detention took place on the eve about 6 p.m. in the Pskov region, where Fedosov returned from Belarus. A criminal case was initiated by the 3rd Division (investigating crimes committed by law enforcement officers) of the 2nd Department of the St. Petersburg Investigative Committee, and the operational support department is rendered by the Department M (control over law enforcement bodies) of the FSB in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.
It is obvious that the detention of Lieutenant Colonel Fedosov is connected with the arrest of Head of 17th department of Zapad Yuri Timchenko. The criminal case was initiated against the senior police officer under Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale). According to investigators, the Colonel extorted 100 million rubles from the Delovie Linii company's management for assisting in the release accounts from attachment and termination of tax evasion case.
Then, in December 2016, in St. Petersburg lawyer Maxim Peshkov and ex-FSB officer Vadim Kalinin were detained on suspicion of intermediary in the transfer of bribes. According to investigators, detainees extorted a bribe of 100 million rubles for the release accused in the crime from the pre-trial detention center Kresty. According to some reports, they attempted to rescue Nikolay Polkovnikov, who has been detained in March 2016 on charges of OCG's organization. Peshkov and Kalinin covered by the name of Vitaly Fedosov and Yuri Timchenko.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.