Investigators will not be punished for losing Shakro Molodoy’s case materials
Criminal cases in Russia are lost regularly. A year ago, the first Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman told about the impossibility to locate 270 thousand criminal cases, one in five of them are for a grave or especially grave crimes.
On October 12, it transpired that the criminal case of the kingpin Shakro Molodoy, who last year was tried to prosecute for the capture of the casino Golden Palace in the early 2000s, the disappeared. The publication Kommersant found that the loss of the criminal case in Russia is not a rare phenomenon.
The Director of the Law Group Yakovlev & Partners and the former investigator Andrei Yakovlev said that for the safety of the case materials an investigator is directly responsible, and in the case of the disappearance of the materials, they can be recovered. However, as a rule, for the loss of materials, the investigators are often not punished, told the journalists the head of the fund Rus sidyaschaya (Russia behind the bars) Olga Romanova.
"It is often impossible to find the final culprit: the courier lost it, the car was on its way from one investigative directorate to another and fell into the river, fire, flood, and so on. Go and try to find the guilty", Romanova said to Kommersant FM.
Being unable to find the culprits, the authorities may reprimand the investigator, but not fire him not deprive him of his thirteenth salary.
The case is known when in 2014 the Tatarstan police lost 137 criminal cases materials on drug trafficking. More recently, a few days ago, it transpired about the missing records of the chase from the traffic police dashcams in a high-profile case of participants in the chase in Gelandewagen of the Lukoil vice-president’s son Ruslan Shamsuarov.
It is to be recalled that the current loss of Shakro Molodoy’s criminal case the publication Rosbalt connected with the intervention of the first Deputy Head of the Investigative Committee Main Investigative Directorate in Moscow Denis Nikandrov, along with two other senior officers of the ICR Mikhail Maksimenko and Alexander Lamonov, who were arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy). Nikandrov’s lawyer Alexey Mezentsev denies the fact of disappearance of his client’s case materials. Kalashov’s defender Alexander Gofshtein knows nothing about the existence of the case on the seizure of the casino.