Nikandrov's signarures turn fake in high-profile cases against Moscow investigators, Dovgy, gambling protectors

Nikandrov's signarures turn fake in high-profile cases against Moscow investigators, Dovgy, gambling protectors
Denis Nikandrov Photo: Kommersant

Experts have established that some important documents in criminal cases led by ICR General Denis Nikandrov contain forged signatures.

The materials of the criminal cases supervised by the First Deputy Head of the ICR Main Investigative Department in Moscow, Denis Nikandrov, contain forged signatures. After that, according to Life, the Moscow Prosecutor's Office began checking other cases under Nikandrov's control. Among them are the case of three police officers from the 6th Field Investigation Unit, Dmitry Alferov, Stanislav Maksimov, Maxim Korostelev, as well as their colleague from the MIA Main Administration for Criminal Search, Sergey Abrosenko, who were accused of malfeasance.

The handwriting experts were approached by lawyers of former police officers, who noticed that Nikandrov's signatures on important procedural documents were different. The Bureau of Forensic Expertise confirmed that, for instance, the decision to extend the detention and the preliminary investigation decision had been signed by the same person. However, the document on the subtraction and transfer of criminal case was signed by another person. According to Life, some 10 documents were signed by three different people.

Thus, important documents that determined the course of the investigation did not have Nikandrov's signatures, though his consent, as one of the leaders of the ICR Department in Moscow, was obligatory. Apparently, the General instructed his subordinates and colleagues to sign the materials.

The expert opinion has entered into the case file considered in court. Experts explain that the forged signatures on documents may be a good reason for the revision of the investigation results and the court's decision in this case and other similar cases. False signatures would mean that the evidence brought into the case by the investigator were collected in violation of the law and could not be serve as the basis for prosecution or sentence.

Сергей Абросенко

Ex-employee of the MIA MACS Sergey Abrosenko

As a reminder, according to the ICR Main Investigative Department in Moscow, Moscow Investigative Department detectives Stanislav Maksimov and Dmitry Alferov, as well as an employee of the MIA Main Administration for Criminal Search, Sergey Abrosenko, at the request of the former co-owner of the Pushkino and Kedr banks, Alexander Kabanov, were planning to put a businessman Dmitry Khodanovich in jail. The banker and his friend, lawyer Alexander Panesh wanted to get rid of Khodanovich so as not to pay him the debt of 5 million euros. For this purpose, during a search in his apartment, the police officers planted platinum watches worth 5 million rubles, which he had earlier allegedly stolen from Kabanov. However, the businessman's apartment was equipped with a hidden camera, which captured the moment of planting the fake evidence. The investigators found that the accused police officers received a bribe of $ 500 thousand for their services.

According to informed sources of the CrimeRussia, the Moscow criminal investigators faced first problems a month after the case against members of the Solntsevo gang had been transferred from their jurisdiction into the ICR. The bandits had their own people in the latter. ICR investigators, who were lobbying the interests of the gang members, managed to bring proceedings against the Moscow investigators to the end.

In addition to the case of Alferov, Maksimov, Korostelev and Abrosenko, Denis Nikandrov investigated a criminal case of the ex-Head of the ICR Main Investigative Department under the Prosecutor's Office, Dmitry Dovgy. The investigator received a bribe for ending the persecution of a businessman suspected of stealing fuel from the Tomskneft company. The case against him was filed in 2008, shortly before he was fired from the TFR. In 2009, on the basis of the jury's verdict, the Moscow City Court found Dovgy guilty of taking a bribe in the amount of 750 thousand euros, as well as of abuse of power. He was sentenced to 9 years in a penal colony of strict regime, but was released on parole in January 2015.


Former head of the MID ICR Dmitry Dovgy

According to Dovgy's lawyer Yuri Bagraev, Nikandrov's forged signatures can have serious consequences. "It turns out that such documents cannot be considered evidence, which disavows the charges themselves. The rights of the accused or the defendant are being violated," Bagraev said.

Nikandrov was related to other high-profile cases, like the Yukos case and the scandalous gambling case. He was arrested as part of the case of receiving a bribe from people close to crowned thief Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) for the release of his colleague Andrey Kochuykov (the Italian), who had been detained for extorting 8 million rubles from the owner of the Elements restaurant.



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