Investigation of Shakro Molodoy’s case almost over

Investigation of Shakro Molodoy’s case almost over
Zakhar Kalashov

Two more people have been declared wanted. This transpired at the hearing on the extension of confinement for Zakhar Kalashov and his three alleged accomplices.

The investigation of the case regarding thief in law Shakro Molodoy is almost complete. As Business FM reported, an investigator of the MIA Main Investigation Department for Moscow stated this at the hearing at the Tverskoy Court of Moscow.

He asked to leave Kalashov, as well as other persons of interest – Gerson Gamidov, Nikolay Nikolaev, and Saveli Gonovichev – in the predetention center for another three months, until June 15. At the same time, he said that the investigators needed more time to complete the investigation: to give the defendants the final version of the charges, as well as to familiarize the accused and Zhanna Kim, who is the victim in the case, with the 27 volumes of the criminal case.

"Nine persons of interest, one of whom was placed on the international wanted list, and another in the federal one, are involved in the criminal case," the investigator said.

At the meeting, the prosecutor explained that the designer Fatima Misikova, who had previously been arrested in absentia, was the person placed in the international wanted list. The name of the second person in the federal search was not voiced.

In turn, the defense of Kalashov and other defendants asked to deny the extension of custody, referring to the lack of evidence held by the prosecution. "The investigation of the case is almost complete," confirmed the investigator’s words Aleksandr Gofshtein, Kalashov’s lawyer.

Thief in law Zakhar Kalashov is accused of Extortion (Art. 163 of the Russian Criminal Code) of 8 million rubles ($135.600) from co-owner of Moscow’s Elements cafe Zhanna Kim. The fights near the building in December 2014 resulted in two people dead and led to a big corruption scandal in the Investigative Committee. Kalashov was arrested on July 13, 2016 on charges of extorting money from the co-owner of the restaurant. In total, nine people are involved in the case; seven of them are in custody.

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