Moscow Chief Investigator accuses FSB of using Shakro’s case as screen for checking Investigative Committee
The head of the Moscow department of the Investigative Committee said that by initiating the case against Zakhary Kalashov the FSB “actually covers” the absence of grounds for criminal cases against Mikhail Maksimenko and other high-ranking officers of the department.
The head of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee for Moscow, General Aleksander Drymanov, described the actions of the FSB to investigate the case of thief-in-law Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) as a cover for “groundless” cases against employees of the Investigative Committee, in particular, the head of the department for internal security, Mikhail Maksimenko. This is reported by the news agency Moskva.
Drumanov expressed confidence that Maksimenko was “demonized” by the media. According to the General, his colleague did not interfere in the case of Shakro Molodoy and did not have the authority to do so. “I do not know about Maksimenko’s receipt of any money and I cannot possibly know about it. Everything was done in the framework of the criminal procedure legislation,” Drymanov said. According to him, the only thing that the head of the IC’s internal security could do was to endorse the document, where there were a lot of other visas.
Mikhail Maksimenko, his deputy Aleksander Lamonov and deputy head of the IC’s Main Investigative Directorate for Moscow Denis Nikandrov were arrested in the summer of 2016. According to investigators, they received a large bribe from Shakro Molodoy for assisting in the release of his handyman Andrey Kochuykov (Italyanets) from a pre-trial detention center.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.