In Omsk infamous judge Moskalenko temporarily deprived of his powers
Last Friday, the qualification board of judges in the Omsk region has decided to suspend temporarily, for 6 months, the powers of Sergei Moskalenko, the judge of the Kuibyshev district court.
On July 4th, Alexander Bastrykin, the Head of Russian Investigative Committee filed a criminal case against the judge. Moskalenko is suspected of taking bribes in a large scale.
The investigation believes that the judge received eight million rubles from businessman Victor Berg for acquittal on charges of swindling and embezzlement money from participants of equity construction. Berg was killed last October in the forest near Omsk. After a few weeks the judge himself was the victim of an attempted murder. Offender stabbed Moskalenko to the heart area, but the 58-year-old victim survived. The results of investigation of the businessman's murder and an attempt on judge remain unknown.
Let's remind that, earlier, on June 24th, the Qualification Collegium of judges could not make a decision on Sergei Moskalenko. Observers note that only the institution of criminal proceedings stimulated judges to certainty. But not fully.
"It was a targeted killing": ICR checks powerlifter Drachev's murderer for involvement in other crimes
The investigation into the high-profile murder of the world champion is ongoing. Given the reputation and family ties of Anar Allakhveranov, whose elder brother is serving a sentence for a similar crime on the grounds of extortion, new episodes may emerge in the case. The family of Andrey Drachev and his lawyers are positive – the killing was no accident.
Lawyer of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, Andrey Grokhotov reported that his client needs to be transferred from the pre-trial detention center to the Matrosskaya Tishina hospital due to poor health.
The video shows the second episode of the fight between the powerlifter and Anar Allakhveranov, during which the murderer dealt a series of crushing blows, deliberately bludgeoning the world champion without letting him recover. According to the regional leadership of the National Guard of Russia, that same video denies the inaction allegations filed against soldiers of the National Guard.
Earlier, Deputy Head of the State Duma Rules Committee Mikhail Romanov noted that to avoid a conflict of interest when considering Poklonskaya's declaration, the committee would be headed by its first deputy, but the situation came to an easier resolution.