Colonel Maksimenko followed since 2015
The gray eminence of the Investigative Committee had more influence than Bastrykin’s deputies and kept the personal control on dozens important criminal cases.
The Moscow City Court uphold the decision of the Lefortovo court to extend the detention of the BIA ICR Head Mikhail Maksimenko until December, 19th.
The surveillance on the BIA ICR Head Mikhail Maksimenko was conducted from December 23, 2015, Maksimenko’s lawyer told to the court, where the complaint on the extension of the arrest was considered. The information about the carrying out of operatively-search actions against Maksimenko by order of a judge of the Supreme Court is in the case files. However, there is no the very decision of the judge, the lawyer said.
Recall that Mikhail Maksimenko, according to the FSB operatives, was a highly influential figure in the ICR, the right hand of the Head of the ICR Alexander Bastrykin. Maksimenko possessed greater authority than immediate Bastrykin’s deputies, he personally supervised the investigation of many important criminal cases.
On July 19th the Lefortovo court of Moscow extended the arrest of three senior officers of the ICR - the first Deputy Head of the Main Investigations Directorate for the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Denis Nikandrov, the Head of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Liaison and Internal Security of the ICR Mikhail Maksimenko and his Deputy Alexander Lamonov, who are suspected of bribe-taking on an especially large scale, - firstly, until September 15th, and then - until December, 19th.
"It was a targeted killing": ICR checks powerlifter Drachev's murderer for involvement in other crimes
The investigation into the high-profile murder of the world champion is ongoing. Given the reputation and family ties of Anar Allakhveranov, whose elder brother is serving a sentence for a similar crime on the grounds of extortion, new episodes may emerge in the case. The family of Andrey Drachev and his lawyers are positive – the killing was no accident.
Lawyer of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, Andrey Grokhotov reported that his client needs to be transferred from the pre-trial detention center to the Matrosskaya Tishina hospital due to poor health.
The video shows the second episode of the fight between the powerlifter and Anar Allakhveranov, during which the murderer dealt a series of crushing blows, deliberately bludgeoning the world champion without letting him recover. According to the regional leadership of the National Guard of Russia, that same video denies the inaction allegations filed against soldiers of the National Guard.
Earlier, Deputy Head of the State Duma Rules Committee Mikhail Romanov noted that to avoid a conflict of interest when considering Poklonskaya's declaration, the committee would be headed by its first deputy, but the situation came to an easier resolution.