Court takes Drymanov into custody for bribe-taking on especially large scale
The hearing was held behind closed doors.
Lefortovsky Court of Moscow sent the ex-head of the Investigative Committeee’s Directorate for Moscow, Alexander Drymanov, in a pre-trial detention center for two months on charges of taking bribes. Mikhail Savitsky, the deputy head of the FSB’s Investigative Department, requested to hold the hearing behind the closed doors – he asked the court to keep confidentiality for the purposes of the investigation.
As an RBC correspondent reports referring to the court materials, the General is charged with two counts of bribe-taking – on a large and especially large scale (part 5 and part 6 of Article 290 CCRF). Further details have not yet been disclosed.
Earlier, sources reported that Drymanov was a person of interest in the corruption case along with senior officers of the Investigative Committee and criminals, including the entourage of the influential kingpin Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy).
It is noteworthy that Drymanov was brought to court not in a paddy wagon, but on a black toned minivan with state AMR plate numbers. He was escorted to the court by people in civilian clothes.
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