Denis Nikandrov sentenced to 5.5 years’ imprisonment for bribe from crime lord Shakro Molodoy

Denis Nikandrov sentenced to 5.5 years’ imprisonment for bribe from crime lord Shakro Molodoy
Denis Nikandrov

The General deprived of the rank will do time in a strict-regime colony.

Denis Nikandrov, the former Deputy Head of the Moscow ICR, is sentenced to 5.5 years’ imprisonment in a strict-regime colony for the bribe from thief in law Zakhar Kalashov, known as Shakro Molodoy.

Nikandrov is also deprived of the rank of Major-General, the judge ruled.

During the debate of the parties, state prosecutors Boris Loktionov and Igor Potapov petitioned for 5.5 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 65 million rubles ($979.300).

Earlier, the law enforcer signed a plea deal with the investigation and testified against other defendants in the case. In court, he also pleaded guilty of Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code). The court pronounced the verdict huis clos and in a special order - without examining the evidence and hearing the witnesses.

Recall that the FSB detained Nikandrov on July 19, 2016. Searches were held in several offices of the ICR Main Department, including at the Head of the department, Alexander Drymanov. But the latter was detained only recently, the investigation into him is still ongoing.

According to the investigation, ex-Head of the ICR BIA Mikhail Maksimenko, former Head of the Moscow ICR for the Central Administrative District Alexey Kramarenko and ex-Head of the Moscow ICR General Alexander Drymanov, as well as Denis Nikandrov, received about $1 million for the release of Shakro’s ally Andrey Kochuykov aka Italyanets. Kochuykov was detained after a firefight on December 15, 2015, which took place at the Elements restaurant on Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow.

Maksimenko has already been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Alexander Lamonov, who was accused of another episode of bribery, also concluded a pre-trial agreement and got five years’ imprisonment with a fine of 32.5 million rubles.

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