Deputy head of ICR Interagency Cooperation to be released from detention in exchange for testimony

Deputy head of ICR Interagency Cooperation to be released from detention in exchange for testimony
Aleksandr Lamonov in court

According to Lamonov's lawyer, his client will only testify as a witness.

The preventive measure against Deputy Head of the ICR General Administration for Interagency Cooperation and Internal Security Aleksandr Lamonov will be changed if he testifies as part of the criminal case initiated against him. 

As a source familiar with the course of the investigation told RIA Novosti, the FSB investigation has agreed to replace detention with house arrest with the management.

Lamonov's lawyer Olga Lukmanova has refrained from commenting, noting that her client intends to testify only as a witness.

Let us recall that Aleksandr Lamonov, his immediate boss Mikhail Maksimenko (Head of the ICR General Administration for Interagency Cooperation and Internal Security), and First Deputy Head of the ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow General Denis Nikandrov have been arrested on suspicion of receiving a particularly large bribe from thief in law Shakro Molodoy in exchange for derailing a criminal case against his henchman Andrey Kochuykov aka Italyanets ('Italian'). June 29, it became known that a new charge had been brough against Mikhail Maksimenko for receiving a bribe of 1 million rubles ($16.9 thousand).

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