Moscow City Court upheld prolonged detention of Nikandrov and Maksimenko

Moscow City Court upheld prolonged detention of Nikandrov and Maksimenko
First Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the ICR in Moscow Denis Nikandrov Photo: Kommersant

First Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the ICR in Moscow Denis Nikandrov and BIA ICR Head Mikhail Maksimenko will remain in custody until 19th March.

The Moscow City Court upheld the decision of the Lefortovo court of the capital to extend the arrest of persons involved in case of corruption in the ICR - First Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the ICR in Moscow Denis Nikandrov and BIA ICR Head Mikhail Maksimenko. The accused will remain in custody until 19th March. Until the same date extended the arrest of another defendants in the case - deputy of Maksimenko Alexander Lamonov.

Earlier it was reported that the prosecution asked the court to consider the case of Maksimenko behind closed doors, but the judge rejected the request.

Recall, Nikandrov and Maksimenko were arrested during a large-scale special operation of the FSB in July 2016. According to investigators, law enforcement officers received bribe of $ 1 million from kingpin Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) for mitigating the article charges of arrested after a shootout at Elements restaurant at Rochdelskaya in Moscow improvised of Shakro Molodoy Andrey Kochuykov nicknamed the Italian.

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