FSB raids home and dacha of former Moscow Investigative Committee official before detention

FSB raids home and dacha of former Moscow Investigative Committee official before detention
Alexey Kramarenko was detained in Shakro Molodoy case

The FSB may file a petition with the Lefortovo District Court for the arrest of Colonel Alexey Kramarenko in the case against Shakro Molodoy.

FSB officers conducted searches at Alexey Kramarenko’s home and dacha before detaining the former Head of the Investigative Committee Office for the Central District of Moscow in the bribery case of Zakhar Kalashov (aka Shakro Molodoy), Kommersant reported.

Kramarenko is accused of Exceeding his Official Powers (Art. 286 of the Criminal Code) and Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). The investigators reportedly intensified their actions after he had started cooperating with Denis Nikandrov, the former Deputy Head of the Moscow ICR, who was counting on a special procedure for consideration of his case. He might have reported on the corruption scheme involving Kramarenko.

Colonel of Justice Alexey Kramarenko resigned from the Investigative Committee in the summer of 2016 after the FSB Investigation Department had instituted a power abuse case against a number of senior ICR officials suspected of bribe-taking. Kramarenko’s deputy Alexander Khurtsilava and priority cases investigator Andrey Bychkov quit, too.

After leaving the ICR, Kramarenko got a job with Rosneft. According to RBC sources, he led the company’s legal department. Rosneft stated, however, that he had not actually been the department head. The company representative said Kramarenko’s position in the company was "to be determined."

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