Former Head of Moscow investigative Committee Drymanov faces new charges
Investigators verify information about the involvement of the General in the illegal initiation of criminal cases and the prosecution of apparently innocent people.
Ex-head of the ICR in Moscow Alexander Drymanov, who is accused of taking bribes, faces a new criminal case, TASS reports citing its sources in law enforcement agencies. Investigators verify information about the involvement of the General in the illegal initiation of criminal cases and the prosecution of apparently innocent people.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, we are talking about frame-ups. “There are victims, some witnesses, but it is necessary to check and establish whether there were frame-ups,” said a source. There is no official confirmation of this information.
General Drymanov is accused of taking a bribe on an especially large scale (part 5 and part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). He is involved in the case of the bribe, which thief in law Zakhar Kalashov, also known as Shakro Molodoy, offered to high-ranking ICR officers for the release of his assistant Andrey Kochuykov (Italyanets) from the SIZO. Drymanov was arrested on July 17. The arrest was later extended until December 16.
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