Colonel Lamonov's lawyer blackmails her client?
Defender Olga Lukmanova considers the initiation of a criminal case against her a provocation.
Lawyer Olga Lukmanova, who represents the interests of Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Cooperation and Personal Security of the ICR Alexander Lamonov, is suspected of fraud. She is accused of extorting money from one of her clients, whose name the defender did not call.
She said that she had an agreement with the client for 4 million rubles ($67.600). According to Lukmanova, her ward was inclined to testify that she allegedly extorted this money as a bribe to resolve the issue in the criminal case.
The case against the lawyer was initiated in mid-March by the ICR in the North-West Federal District under Art. 159 of the Criminal Code.
Olga Lukmanova regards the criminal prosecution as a provocation. The defender stated that she had been offered to give testimony against Lamonov through acquaintances. "I was offered to incline him to a pre-trial agreement, so that nothing was about me, and now there are proposals that I leave the case," she explained.
In addition, the lawyer once again recalled that the same pressure is exerted on Lamonov's relatives. He himself, however, does not intend to refuse Lukmanova's services.
Recall that senior officials of the ICR were arrested in July 2016. According to the investigation, Head of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Cooperation and Personal Security Mikhail Maksimenko, his deputy Alexander Lamonov, and Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the Moscow Military District in Moscow Denis Nikandrov promised to soften the article of the prosecution and thereby organize the release of one of the thief in law Shakro Molodoy’s accomplice Andrey Kochuikov aka the Italian for a bribe of $1 million. At the same time, high-ranking officials of the ICR deny their connection with the well-known criminal authority.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.