Avid investigator Kalyuzin asked for extra 6 mln rubles
Together with another investigator he promised the businessman to solve his fictional problems with the law for a bribe.
The Moscow Prosecutor's Office removed a criminal case against two former investigators for priority cases to the court. 39-year-old Maxim Dementiev and 32-year-old Alexander Kazyulin are accused of Swindling on an especially large scale committed by a group of persons on prior agreement (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). In addition, Kazyulin is charged with Preparation to Swindling (part 1 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).
According to investigators, in April of 2015, Dementiev informed lawyer of one of the Moscow businessmen Elena Zabavina that a criminal case was allegedly initiated against her client. At the same time, he proposed her "to resolve the issue" through his friend, the officer of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, for 60 thousand dollars. From the entrepreneur through two more intermediaries, Molchanov and Kotov, Elena Zabavina received 3.2 million rubles, 2.7 million rubles of which she handed to Dementiev, and the remaining 500 thousand rubles – to Kazyulin.
After that, Kazyulin, apparently taking the initiative, told the businessman through Zabavina that there were additional evidences to bring him to justice and demanded another 100 thousand dollars. However, Zabavina refused to be a negotiator.
For the mediation in dubious deals the former lawyer was sentenced to 3 years on part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code with a suspended sentence of 4 years due to the presence of dependent children. Molchanov received 6 years in a strict regime penal colony for Attempted Mediation in Bribery on an especially large scale committed by a group of persons on prior conspiracy (part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code).
Dementiev and Kazyulin admitted their guilt in full and asked for consideration of their criminal case in a special order. Now, they are under house arrest. Their criminal case is separated.
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