Maksimenko, Lamonov and Nikandrov solved matters by brandy

Maksimenko, Lamonov and Nikandrov solved matters by brandy
Photo: Kristina Kormilitsyna / Kommersant

The Head of the ICR Internal Security Directorate Maksimenko and his Deputy Lamonov have met regularly with Nikandrov and promised him during meetings that he will not have problems.

Rehearsing the involvement of ICR senior officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko and Lamonov into the case of a bribe from the kingpin Zakhar Kalashov, the Russian FSB conducted secret surveillance. According to the source Kommersant, suspects have regularly met together and drunk, discussing matters. During such table talk the Head of the ICR Internal Security Directorate Maksimenko and Lamonov promised to Nikandrov that by their department there will be no problems for the Deputy Head of the ICR MIA in Moscow.

Such discussions allowed operatives to establish a circle of suspects and to organize their detention.

Recall that the Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in Moscow Denis Nikandrov, the Head of the ICR Inter-agency Cooperation and Internal Security Department Mikhail Maksimenko and his deputy Alexander Lamonov are suspected of receiving 1 million dollars (the total amount of bribes estimated at 5 million dollars) from people of Shakro Molodoy for the release from prison the authority Andrey Kochuykov (Italian).

Maksimenko and Lamonov made a complaint to the Lefortovo court of Moscow on the illegality of their prosecution. According to the law “On the Investigative Committee”, the initiating and the investigation of the criminal case against ICR officers are the exclusive competence of the ICR. And only the Head of the ICR Alexander Bastrykin could institute a criminal proceedings against them. Initially, however, the criminal case was initiated by the investigation department of the FSB.

At the same time, the persecution of Denis Nikandrov began with sanctions of Bastrykin, who personally opened a criminal case against his subordinate. Then, the Deputy of Prosecutor General Viktor Grin ordered to combine two cases at one and removed this case to the Investigative Department of the FSB on ethical grounds. Nikandrov was dissatisfied by this decision, because he had appealed appealed not to the court, but personally to the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika. He has not received a reply yet.

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