Ex-deputy head of ICR Directorate in Moscow convicted in Shakro Molodoy’s case released
Previously, the court granted Nikandrov’s petition for parole.
Former Deputy Head of the ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow, General Denis Nikandrov, who was convicted for corruption, has been released on parole, TASS reports referring to his lawyer, Pavel Chernyak. June 4, Nikandrov left the correctional camp No. 13 in Nizhny Tagil.
“I have many plans for the future; I want to talk to journalists,” the general told RIA Novosti after being released.
The Tagilstroevsky District Court of Nizhny Tagil granted Nikandrov’s petition for parole on May 24. The Prosecutor's Office did not oppose parole, and the administration of the correctional camp, where Nikandrov was serving his sentence, assessed him positively.
In August 2018, the Moscow City Court sentenced Nikandrov to five years and six months’ rigorous imprisonment for Bribe-Taking on an Especially Large Scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code). According to the investigation, the general, former Head of the ICR Internal Security Department, Mikhail Maksimenko, and ex-Head of the ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow, Alexander Drymanov, received a bribe of $1 million for the protection of criminal underworld representatives, including thief in law Shakro Molodoy.
Nikandrov pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the investigation. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation reduced his sentence by changing the strict regime to general and credited every day in the pre-trial detention center as a day and a half in the colony. The general's remaining sentence was one year, six months, and 11 days.
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