Former deputy head of Moscow Investigative Committee convicted in Shakro Molodoy case out on parole
Denis Nikandrov was sentenced to five years and six months in prison. He had 18 months left.
The Tagilstroevsky District Court of Nizhny Tagil freed Denis Nikandrov, the former deputy head of the Central Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for Moscow on parole, after he had been sentenced to five years and six months for corruption, Moskva reports.
The court granted Nikandrov's request for parole. He had only one year, six months and 11 days left to serve. The prosecutor's office did not object to parole, and the jail administration gave him positive references.
The conviction was issued by the Moscow City Court in August 2018. The defendant pleaded guilty in full and cooperated with the investigation. Eventually, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation softened the sentence, changing the strict regime to a general one and giving him a credit for every day he had spent in the detention center, which equals 1.5 days in prison.
According to investigators, Nikandrov, Mikhail Maksimenko (the former head of the Investigative Committee’s internal investigations department) and Alexander Drymanov (the former Moscow head of the Central Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee), acting as an organized group, accepted a bribe of $1 million for helping people of the criminal world, including Zackary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy).