Lamonov offered 5 years in prison in exchange for confession
Lawyer of bribery high-profile case’s defendant reported that ICR senior investigator is not going to admit his guilt and defame colleagues.
The Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the BIA ICR Alexander Lamonov was once again proposed a pre-trial agreement. The FSB investigator Mikhail Savitsky offered Lamonov to make a deal in exchange for 5 years in prison. Note that the Colonel of Justice Savitsky initiated proceedings against ICR senior investigators on suspicion of taking bribes from the kingpin Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy).
"Savitsky has once again offered Lamonov admit guilt, defame colleagues and suggested a term of 5 years in the penal colony for former employees (law enforcement authorities) in the Ryazan region," - Olga Lukmanova, Lamonov’s lawyer, told RIA Novosti.
She explained that her client did not intend to cooperate with the investigation. The lawyer stated that there was no corpus delicti in the actions of her client.
Earlier, the lawyer of the BIA ICR Head Mikhail Maksimenko, Alexander Vershinin, also stated that the principal investigator offered to confess. According Vershinin, Savitsky promised to break the defendants in the case of a bribe, if they refused to cooperate.
Lawyers sent a complaint to Alexander Bastrykin on the pressure exerted by FSB officers and the illegality of the criminal prosecution. The lawyers stressed that "Savitsky demanded a confession, a conclusion of a pre-trial agreement on cooperation and a testimony against others from Maksimenko. In case of refusal Savitsky stated that in respect to Maksimenko other cases would be opened and in the media the information about his negative lifestyle, bribery and misconduct in the family would be spreaded."
The Head of the 4th department of the MIA and two of his deputies lost credibility due to the criminal case on a major swindling of their colleague Colonel Maxim Rybkin, detained in April, and were fired.