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.
Head of Ministry of Natural Resources suspected of conflict of interests in distribution of benefits for Novatek
The oil and gas company, which receives various benefits from the Ministry, in turn sponsors the organization of Dmitry Donskoy’s wife and mother-in-law Tvoya Priroda (Your Nature). The department denies the existence of a conflict of interest, arguing that the project of the Minister's relatives is engaged in "non-commercial activities".
Police officers accused of extortion and tortures claim that FSB operatives have framed them up. According to the policemen, the FSB has initiated a criminal case against them after the shutdown of a gambling business by the MIA.