Operative put in jail by Nikandrov is being released
The RF IC Main Directorate in Moscow stopped the prosecution of the former operative of the SWAD Directorate of Internal Affairs Dmitry Hristoforov, who was convicted of the theft of 9 billion rubles. Hristoforov’s case was taken conduct of the first Deputy Head of the RF IC Main Directorate in Moscow Denis Nikandrov who has recently won himself a name and found himself on the other side of the law.
According to Rosbalt’s source, the decision in respect of Hristoforov in the Moscow Main Directorate is explained by the expiry of the period of limitation for the criminal liability on the incriminated article: Abuse of Official Powers (art. 286 of the Criminal Code).
Hristophorov, his colleague in the SWAD Internal Affairs, as well as three employees of one of the Moscow companies have become involved in the case of theft under the guise of VAT refunds. The investigation was led by the now arrested for bribery first Deputy Head of the IC RF Main Directorate in Moscow Denis Nikandrov. According to Rosbalt, only perpetrators of the crime were sentenced to the real terms from 2.5 to 5.5 years in January 2016, while the organizers avoided punishment and fled abroad. In addition, against Hristoforov another criminal case was initiated, on the forging the criminal cases by the SWAD MIA officers.
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