Nikandrov called the only evidence against him drunk talking of Lamonov and Maksimenko
Accused of receiving a large bribe the first Deputy Head of the ICR MID in Moscow Denis Nikandrov said at the hearing of the court, which handled complaint for his arrest, that the proof of his involvement in bribery is only a recorded conversation of two drunken men.
So Nikandrov called two other ICR officers, detained along with him in this case, - Lamonov and Maksimenko. This conversation was recorded in March.
"The only evidence of my guilt in the case - it is a conversation between two drunken men discussing some matters and said that Nikandrov awares," - RIA Novosti quoted words of the General in the court.
On October 6th the Moscow City Court left in custody until December 19th the first Deputy Head of the Main Investigations Directorate for the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Denis Nikandrov, the Head of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Liaison and Internal Security of the ICR Mikhail Maksimenko and his Deputy Alexander Lamonov, who are suspected of bribe-taking on an especially large scale from the kingpin Shakro Molodoy for the termination of the case against his improvised Andrey Kochuykov, nicknamed the Italian.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.