Drymanov recommends mediator in transfer of bribes from Shakro Molodoy to leave Russia

Drymanov recommends mediator in transfer of bribes from Shakro Molodoy to leave Russia
Alexander Drymanov

Despite the fact that Andrey Kochuykov remained in the pretrial detention center, the employees of the Investigative Committee kept $ 1 million, received for the liberation of the kingpin.

The former head of the ICR’s Moscow Directorate, Alexander Drymanov, who was detained for bribe-taking, refused to testify according to the Article 51 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. 

At that, a source of Rosbalt told about new details of the high-profile case. In particular, the investigation learned that it was Drymanov who ordered the mediator in transferring the bribe, businessman Dmitry Smychkovsky, to leave Moscow. Now, the latter is on the wanted list.

According to the investigation, Drymanov and his deputy Denis Nikandrov, as well as the chief of the Investigative Directorate of the Main Investigative Directorate for the Central Administrative District of the ICR, Aleksey Kramarenko, and the ICR General Mikhail Maksimenko, through Smychkovsky, received from some influential businessman $1 million for the release of the Andrey Kochuykov, who was the assistant of mafia lord Shakro Molodoy.

But despite the fact that Kochuykov's charges were reconsidered, he enjoyed freedom for only a few minutes – the FSB officers detained him right away, after which the Moscow investigators found themselves in a delicate situation.

However, according to the source of the publication, through Smychkovsky, the mysterious patron said that he does not want to quarrel with Drymanov and his investigators, so despite the fact that Kochuykov remained behind bars, the security forces employees could keep the $1 million.

Drymanov, even when he was interrogated as a witness, could not explain anything on this issue, citing the fact that “the issues of supervising criminal cases are entirely dealt with by his deputies.” In fact, Drymanov redirected all the questions to Nikandrov. The latter, it is to be recalled, having pleaded guilty, testified against his former boss.

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