Footage of Cherkalin’s apartment being searched gets published
The arrested FSB colonels had 12 billion rubles ($185mn).
The video of FSB Colonel Kirill Cherkalin’s apartment being searched has been posted. His dwelling resembles a cash vault. The premises are filled with bags, suitcases, and bags stuffed with cash. The total amount discovered is 12 billion rubles. These funds, in addition to bills, were also stored in securities, jewelry, and collections of luxury watches. As reported by the ICR, not only Cherkalin’s money was stored here, but also that of his accomplices.
“The silovik spent part of the funds to buy containers for money,” the TV channel 360 reports. “At the same time, he transferred some of the funds he received to foreign currency.
To recall, according to the investigation, Cherkalin and his subordinates would sell insider and proprietary information obtained from the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance, as well as on major exchanges and banks.
Video: 12 billion rubles seized from FSB colonel during searches
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.