Sverdlovsk region MIA’s Main Directorate ex-deputy head suspected of bribe related to Roizman’s assassination
A year ago, Oleg Grekhov was demoted to the Head of the MIA of Pervouralsk after it was discovered that Alexey Karpov, accused of orchestrating the murder of ex-prosecutor, had 25 pieces of paper with phone calls of Ekaterinburg ex-Mayor.
Oleg Grekhov, the former Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for the Sverdlovsk region, who in 2017 was transferred to the post of Head of the MIA of Pervouralsk, was detained in a case of bribe (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code) related to the scandal over the wiretapping and the preparation of the assassination attempt on the former Mayor of Yekaterinburg Evgeny Roizman, reports Znak.com with reference to the source in security agencies of the region.
Oleg Grekhov was demoted after the search of Alexey Karpov, accused of orchestrating the murder of ex-prosecutor, turned up 25 pieces of paper with phone calls of Roizman. According to the source, then the operational assumption was preparation for the politician’s murder. To this end, his itineraries were tracked and telephone conversations were recorded.
In 2013, a criminal case was initiated on this, however, Grekhov, who was in charge of wiretapping at that time, avoided responsibility and was simply demoted. The Head of the Bureau of Special Technical Activities Artur Pismenny was found guilty. He was accused of Disclosure of a State Secret (part 1 of Art. 283 of the Criminal Code), but was later amnestied.
As the court found out, Pismenny handed the materials of wiretapping of Roizman's conversations to a familiar businessman, who in the fall of 2012 sold them to the wife of Karpov for 300 thousand rubles ($4.5 thousand). At that time, Roizman wrote in his blog about the dubious origin of the property of the ex-prosecutor and his connections with drug dealers.
In 2014, Alexey Karpov was partially convicted of organizing the murder of accountant Anastasiya Chechelova and businessman Yevgeny Konovalov and sentenced to 20 years in prison and a fine of 1 million rubles ($15.1 thousand).
Oleg Zaytsev had wide connections within the criminal world and law enforcement agencies. This is being related to an organized crime group headed by Ruslan Kilievich that had allegedly been patronized by a former Federal Security Service Directorate officer Oleg Natalchenko. The crime group had also been a core driver for almost disbanding the criminal investigation department of the police.