Ex-KGB officer, participant of shootout on Rochdelskaya, recognised as victim 

Ex-KGB officer, participant of shootout on Rochdelskaya, recognised as victim
Eduard Budantsev accused of killing two people in a shootout on Rochdelskaya was released on recognizance not to leave in August 2016.

In December 2015 there was a conflict between gangs of Shakro Molodoy and Budantsev, which resulted in two Kalashov's people deaths.

The former KGB officer Eduard Budantsev, who participated in a shootout at the Elements restaurant on Rochdelskaya street in Moscow in late 2015, recognized as a victim in the case of extortion and hooliganism. This was stated by the judge Tatyana Neverova in the Tverskoy court of the capital, which addressed the issue of the measure of restraint extension to other persons involved in the case.

The investigator explained that Budantsev was recognized as a victim in a result of the interrogation, in which the ex-KGB officer reportedly allegedly the circumstances of the accident.

Note that the Tverskoy Court extended the arrest of Eduard Romanov and Andrey Kochuykov, known by the nickname the Italian, until December 15. Kochuykov and his subordinate Romanov are accused under part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code (Extortion) and part 2 of Art. 213 of the Criminal Code (Hooliganism). The same accusation brought to the arrested in July this year Zakhar Kalashov, known as Shakro Molodoy. With respect to him the FSB is investigating a criminal case on the organization of a criminal community.


Andrey Kochuykov (the Italian). Photo: Sergey Vedyashkin / AGN Moskva

Романов и Кочуйков

Eduard Romanov and Andrei Kochuykov. Photo: Sergey Vedyashkin / AGN Moskva

Recall, on December 14, 2015 the shooting took place at the Elements restaurant on the Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow. According to the investigation, the thief in law Shakro Molodoy sent his accomplice Andrey Kochuykov to recover 8 million rubles from the hostess of the place Janna Kim that she allegedly owed the familiar of Shakro Fatima Misikova. For the defense Kim called the ex-KGB and the ex-commander of the SOBR Budantsev and its people. Negotiations erupted into armed conflict, during which two Italian’s people were killed. It is known that people of Shakro Molodoy were armed only with traumatic weapons, while Budantsev’s group used firearms. On December 18, 2015 the Presnensky Court of Moscow put the ex-KGB officer under house arrest for the Murder of two or more persons (part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code) at the request of the MID ICR in Moscow; in August he was released under the recognizance not to leave. The Italian accused of hooliganism is imprisoned in the pre-trial detention center since December of the last year.

The story of the shootout at the restaurant turned into a criminal prosecution of Shakro Molodoy and the senior officers of the ICR Denis Nikandrov, Mikhail Maksimenko and Alexander Lamonov. According to investigators, officers received a bribe from the kingpin, in particular, for the Italian’s release from custody. In addition, there were suspicions that the ICR employees repeatedly covered Kalashov.



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