Bribe intermediaries in Shakro Molodoy’s case walk free
Denis Bogorodetsky and Yevgeny Surzhikov, the witnesses in the case, have been released from custody taking into account their full confessions.
Police dropped the charges against Denis Bogorodetsky, the former policeman and the key witness in the bribery case against the thief in law Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy). As a law enforcement source told RIA Novosti, the fact that the witness had turned himself in was taken into account. Another source confirmed the information adding that the charges against another witness, a former employee of MIA Security Department Yevgeny Surzhikov, who has been the head of a private security company controlled by the thief in law, have also been dropped. As an employee of MIA Crime Unit, Yevgeny Surzhikov was Bogorodetsky’s immediate superior, but the former later headed Shakro Molodoy’s security company, and the latter moved to the Investigative Committee, where he worked under Lamonov.
Both ex-policemen are considered to have been intermediaries that passed the bribe to the deputy head of Moscow ICR Denis Nikandrov, the head of the ICR Interdepartmental Interaction and Personal Security Department Mikhail Maksimenko and his deputy, Alexander Lamonov, that were supposed to release Andrei Kochuykov (Italianets) from the pre-trial detention facility. Bogorodetsky was accused of passing Surzhikov’s bribery proposal to Lamonov.
We shall remind that Denis Nikandrov, one of the key suspects in the bribe-taking, is going to sign the cooperation agreement with the investigation a year after the arrest. He told the FSB investigators that he had only carried out Maksimenko's instructions, and did not get anything in return. In addition, Nikandrov disclosed the scheme that was used to get the money through cards issued in one of the European banks in nominee names. For his active assistance in the investigation, the ICR General may soon be moved to house arrest and receive the minimum penalty.
The founder and president of the Izhevsk football club Gazovik-Gazprom, known today as Zenit-Izhevsk, and the oldest professional football player in Russia has been detained for 48 hours, until the lawyers provide documents confirming that the accused cannot be kept in a pre-trial detention center on medical grounds.