Who among ICR investigators played key role in Shakro Molodoy's case

Who among ICR investigators played key role in Shakro Molodoy's case
Denis Nikandrov, Mikhail Maksimenko Photo: Kristina Kormilitsyna / Kommersant

From materials of wiretapping negotiations between Mikhail Maksimenko and Alexander Lamonov it implied that they were engaged in the distribution of bribes for the release of the Italian.

Now investigators, who are investigating a case of bribe in the amount of 1 million dollars from the kingpin Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) for the release of Andrey Kochuykov (the Italian) from pre-trial detention center, establish the role of each of the defendants. Recall that there are three of them: the first Deputy Head of the Main Investigations Directorate for the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Denis Nikandrov, the Head of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Liaison and Internal Security of the ICR Mikhail Maksimenko and his Deputy Alexander Lamonov.

Officials are inclined to believe that the key role was played by Denis Nikandrov. Allegedly, the mediator of Shakro Molodoy, the Head of the undercontrolled private security company Barrier, Dmitry Zvontsov negotiated with him the amount and details of the re-qualification of Italian's  case from Hooliganism (Article 213 of the Criminal Code) to a softer one - Arbitrariness (Article 330 of the Criminal Code).

However, based on the materials that could be found by RBK, the key role was played by Mikhail Maksimenko. During several personal meetings Maksimenko and Lamonov discussed that money must be transferred to CAD (a criminal case of Italian was removed to the investigator Andrey Bychkov for investigation to the Central Administrative District ICR in the spring of 2016). Maksimenko and Lamonov called the sum - 200 and 500 (the currency is not specified in conversations). The money was supposed to transmit certain Dima (obviously Dmitry Zvontsov) from Shakro. In conversations some Kramarenko was also mentioned. Alexey Kramarenko is the Head of the Office of Criminal Investigations on the Central Administrative District, he sent memorandum report in the name of the Capital's Main Investigation Department, where he demanded to reclassify the criminal case of Kochuykov and complete the preliminary investigation to June 15.

According to sources of RBK, Bychkov, Kramarenko and his deputy Alexander Hurtsilav were questioned, but they did not bring charges. Now they have resigned voluntarily.

Recall that the FSB Department M wiretapped parallel negotiations of the Italian, Shakro Molodoy and Dmitry Zvontsev. In a telephone conversation they mentioned “General", who agreed to release Kochuykov. His name was never called by interlocutors. Then, in case witnesses, who gave the necessary evidence, appeared. And when the FSB arrested Zakhar Kalashov, in his phone it was found correspondence with the right phrase to detain senior investigators: "I have met with Nikandrov. He promised to solve everything soon.”

Note that Dmitry Zvontsev, who was detained July 2016, was not formally charged. Moreover, the court has not received a request for his arrest. He is under the protection of the FSB as a valuable witness, because it was his testimony with main evidences for the case of senior ICR investigators. Zvontsov admitted his involvement in the transfer of bribes from Kalashov. However, he added that he had never met with any Nikandrov, nor Maksimenko, about the final recipients of money he heard from other intermediaries.

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