Criminal case against Kemerovo Region ICR Head and two Governor’s deputies initiated
A criminal case against the Head of the Investigation Directorate of the ICR in the Kemerovo Region, the Major-General Sergey Kalinkin on charges of extortion has been initiated.
As the Investigative Committee of Russia reported, together with Kalinkin two more high-ranking officers of the ICR are charged under Art. 163 of the Criminal Code: the Deputy Head of the second department for particularly important cases of the Investigation Directorate of the ICR in the Kemerovo Region Sergey Kryukov and the Senior Investigator of the Department Artemiy Shevelyov.
The ICR also reported, that deputies of the Governor of the Kemerovo Region Alexey Ivanov and Alexander Danilchenko, as well as a number of officials and businessmen are to face charges under the same criminal case.
According to the preliminary investigation, the suspects extorted 51% of shares of the Razrez Inskoy Company from businessman Anton Tsygankov. The ICR noted that the value of Tsygankov’s share in the coal company is estimated at more than 1 billion rubles, thus the crime is qualified as extortion on a large scale.
It is known, that investigation of the case is held by the 5th Investigative Department of the Main investigation Directorate of the ICR located in Novosibirsk.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.