Moscow Chief Investigator applies to Prosecutor General over Shakro’s case

Moscow Chief Investigator applies to Prosecutor General over Shakro’s case
Alexander Drymanov

Alexander Drymanov considers the conduct of unsolicited investigative actions against him the violation of the procedural legislation.

Head of the Investigative Committee Main Department for Moscow General Alexander Drymanov arrived at the Moscow City Court to give evidence on the corruption case against former Head of the ICR Bureau of Internal Affairs Mikhail Maksimenko, RIA Novosti reports. Drymanov said that he had prepared a complaint to Prosecutor General Yury Chaika for violations of the Criminal Procedure Code during the investigation.

The General considers the fact of carrying out unsolicited investigative actions in his respect one of the violations. According to Drymanov, the ICR itself should carry out measures against him, whereas in this case the investigation is conducted by the FSB.

Drymanov was summoned for interrogation at the insistence of the defense of Mikhail Maksimenko, who is charged with two episodes of receiving bribes (part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the case materials, the officer received 500 thousand dollars from co-owner of the Yakitoria restaurant chain Oleg Sheykhametov in 2015. In return, Maksimenko was supposed to assist in the release of thief in law Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) ally Andrei Kochuykov, also known as Italyanets.

In the case of Maksimenko, there is information about two crimes committed directly by Drymanov. In particular, according to the investigation, he allegedly received compensation for assistance in the release of Kochuykov. Prosecutor Boris Loktionov claimed that the bribe was handed over to the General by businessman Dmitry Smychkovsky, who is currently put on the wanted list.

The second bribe in the amount of 9,850 euros, Drumanov allegedly received from his former first deputy Denis Nikandrov "as a gratitude for the promotion and patronage of the service."

With respect to Drymanov, no criminal case was initiated, as only Chairman of the ICR Alexander Bastrykin can do this. The General is a witness in the case of Maksimenko.

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