Criminal cases against Drymanov and Kramarenko consolidated into single case
Both law enforcers refuse to admit guilt.
The criminal cases against the former head of the ICR’s Moscow Directorate, Alexander Drymanov, and the former head of the ICR’s investigation department for the Central Administrative District of Moscow, Alexey Kramarenko, are consolidated into a single case.
“Drymanov was detained in the framework of the criminal case investigated against Kramarenko, therefore, the cases were consolidated into a single one,” TASS quoted a source in the investigative bodies.
Drymanov was incriminated with a crime provided for in section ”c” of part 5 of Article 290 CCRF and part 6 of the same article (Bribe-taking on a large and especially large scale). He was detained on July 16 in the case regarding a bribe which former high-ranking ICR officers allegedly received for mitigating the charge and release of Andrey Koychukov (Italyanets) from a pre-trial detention center. The latter is an assistant of mafia lord Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy).
Alexey Kramarenko claims that he did not take any money but only followed the instructions of the leadership regarding the case of Andrey Koychukov. Alexander Drymanov also does not admit his guilt.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.