Deputy Head of Lefortovo MIA Department accused of embezzling 7 mln remained in custody
On the day of consideration to extend the detention for the main defendant in a high-profile case the MIA Colonel Zakharchenko, the Presnensky Court of Moscow reviewed investigation's similar appeal in respect of another Interior Ministry officer, accused of misappropriation of 7 million rubles under part 4 of Art. 160 and part 1 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code.
As reported by Moskva news agency, the Judge Tatyana Vasyuchenko extended the arrest of the Deputy Head of Lefortovo MIA Department Anzor Shulay until 6 December.
Let us recall that Shulay was arrested on September 7. According to ICR, while being the Deputy Head of the MIA Investigative Department in the Lefortovo district of Moscow, he embezzled 7 million rubles previously seized during a criminal investigation in the period of a few months from August 2015 to May 2016.
In addition, the investigation has information that Anzor Shulay had entered into an off-duty relationship with a victim in a similar case, and bribed the latter to give false testimony to the investigation in order to significantly overestimate the amount of material damage (from 400 thousand rubles to 10 million rubles).
There is another version of the criminal case against Shulay, which has been published by Life news agency citing its sources. According to it, the Deputy Head of the Lefortovo MIA Department had misappropriated physical evidence in the form of jewelry weighing 20 kg worth over 60 million rubles.
Recently, the FSB officers visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg. The operatives of the Department M came to the police officers accompanied by the investigator and the search warrant. They were looking for evidence on the fact of falsification of a criminal case. However, a similar situation for the Primorsky Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is more likely to be a regular show: the staff of the administration and its superiors have appeared in high-profile criminal cases as defendants far too often.