Prosecution wants 7,5 years sentence for Nikandrov
However, according to some sources, the former ICR senior official can face a slightly shorter period.
The prosecutor asked the court to sentence Denis Nikandrov, the ex-deputy head of ICR for Moscow, who was accused of bribe-taking for releasing Andrey Kochyukov (Italyanets), the assistant of kingpin Shakro Molodoy, from a pre-detention facility, to 7,5 years in prison. This is reported by Rosbalt.
The publication notes that the consideration of the case against Nikandrov was held behind closed doors since the case materials contain classified information. In addition, the former law enforcement officer testified against other defendants and cut a deal with the investigation. According to the source, taking into account all the extenuating circumstances, Nikandrov can count on 6-6.5 years in a penal colony. The verdict can be delivered before the end of this week.
However, the question of whether the ex-deputy head of the ICR’s Main Investigative Directorate for Moscow will be quickly transferred to the colony remains open, as the FSB is actively investigating the incident with the bribe-taking in the amount of $ 1 million by investigators for releasing Kochuykov. Other defendants in the case are the ex-head of ICR’s internal security department, Mikhail Maksimenko, the ex-head of the ICR’s Main Investigative Directorate for Moscow, Alexander Drymanov, and the ex-head of the ICR’s Main Investigative Directorate for Central Administrative District of Moscow, Alexey Kramarenko. All three deny their guilt completely.
Nikandrov is the main witness of the investigation on this episode and will have to speak at the trials regarding Maksimenko, Drymanov and Kramarenko.
It is to be recalled that ex-head of the capital's ICR Main Directorate Drymanov was detained on July 17. Earlier, in this case, Mikhail Maksimenko was sentenced to 13 years in a strict-security colony, and his deputy, Alexander Lamonov, was sentenced to five years in a penal colony.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.