General Drymanov arrested in case of Shakro Molodoy is neighbor of high-ranking Volgograd silovik
It turns out that Aleksandr Drymanov, who had graduated from the Volgograd Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for investigators and received a lawyer's status shortly before his arrest, has long-standing friendly relations.
The neighbor of former Head of the ICR Main Investigations Directorate Aleksandr Drymanov, who has recently moved to Volgograd, is head of one of the security agencies of the Volgograd region, Bloknot Volgograda reports without specifying the influential silovik’s name.
According to the publication, the two neighboring mansions, where the influential Volgograd security official lives and General Drymanov, accused of corruption crimes, is registered, are located at the end of their streets. Both houses have a common fence and adjoining territory.
According to neighbors, the Volgograd security official often parks his car under the canopy of the very house where Drymanov is registered.
Bloknot Volgograda has posted pictures of the two-story mansion in question located in a prestigious Volgograd district.
Aleksandr Drymanov in court
The publication says that the mansion is located in Dzerzhinsky district of Volgograd, in a 5-minute-drive from the historic city center. The publication roughly estimates its value in the range of 10 to 20 million rubles ($157 to $315 thousand). It is known that the former head of the Moscow ICR Main Investigations Directorate did not live in the house, but was only registered in it.
The CrimeRussia previously reported that former Head of the Moscow ICR Main Investigations Directorate Aleksandr Drymanov registered in a two-story mansion in Volgograd shortly before his detention by FSB officers on June 16. He needed this to obtain the status of a lawyer in the regional Bar Association, which would have served as an immunity from the FSB investigation to the suspect in bribery Drymanov.
As previously explained by Kommersant’s source in security agencies, the lawyer’s status would have enabled the Major-General of Justice, who resigned on May 30, to preserve the status of a special entity while remaining a subject of the exclusive jurisdiction of the Investigative Committee and not the FSB. The choice of the Volgograd region is due to the fact that Drymanov is a graduate of the Volgograd Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, due to which he has many long-standing friendly ties among the region's lawyers. It is possible that the head of the Volgograd security agency, with whom Drymanov shares the adjacent territory in Volgograd, is one of his former fellow students.
Bloknot Volgograda also notes that Drymanov’s former deputy, who has been under arrest for more than a year and a half as part of the same investigation associated with the thief in law Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy), ICR General Denis Nikandrov, was born in Volgograd and comes from the regional ICR department.
Major-General of Justice Aleksandr Drymanov, who headed the ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow for more than 3 years, was detained on July 16. He is charged with receiving of two bribes - on a large and an especially large scale. Drymanov is suspected of receiving $200 thousand, which are part of a 1-million-dollar bribe, transferred by thief in law Shakro Molodoy’s representatives to ICR officers through an intermediary, entrepreneur Dmitry Smychkovsky, in exchange for releasing a defendant in the Rochdelskaya Street shootout case and the case of extortion from Elements restaurant owner Zhanna Kim – crime lord Andrey Kochuykov aka Italyanets.
July 17, granting the motion filed by the FSB investigation, the Lefortovo Court of Moscow placed the Major-General in custody until September 12. July 20, Drymanov’s defense filed another appeal with the Court; the date of its consideration has not yet been appointed.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.