The Insider: alleged leader of Tambovskaya gang lobbied for appointment of Bastrykin through FSB General
The edition reported about the materials acquired via wiretapping of Gennady Petrov's telephone conversations.
The alleged leader of the Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya organized criminal group, Gennady Petrov, lobbied for the appointment of Alexander Bastrykin as head of the ICR through FSB Major-General Sergey Korolev, who now heads the FSB Economic Security Department. This is stated by The Insider, which studied the materials of the Spanish investigation.
On October 18, the National Court of Spain acquitted 17 defendants in the case of the Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya gang who were accused of money laundering and creating a criminal community. The investigation deciphered thousands of wiretaps for Gennady Petrov's telephone conversations, which The Insider studied.
By court documents, the edition concluded that Petrov got close relations with Korolev, former Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, St. Petersburg Prosecutor Sergey Litvinenko and Sberbank’s head Herman Gref. The publication also believes that the Deputy Head of the Tax Crimes Department of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of St. Petersburg, Maxim Shmarenkov, has repeatedly helped Petrov to solve his problems.