Investigation requests to arrest senior officials in Shakro Molodoy’s case
Today the Lefortovo Court of Moscow can make a decision on the arrest of Maksimenko, Nikandrov and Lamonov.
The detained Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee in Moscow, Major General Denis Nikandrov, head of physical protection department of the Russian Investigative Committee Mikhail Maksimenko and his deputy Alexander Lamonov, will be brought to the Lefortovo Court of Moscow. Investigators have sent a request to the court for their arrest. Three senior officials are suspected of Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code) and Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code). The press office of the Lefortovo Court of Moscow reported this to Interfax.
Each of the defendants may face up to 15 years of imprisonment with a fine of up to 70 times the amount of the bribe.
Earlier it was reported that Nikandrov and Maksimenko had been detained. During the interrogation, the latter denied the allegations, claiming he had not taken any bribes, a source of TASS reported. In total, according to the latest data, seven high-ranking officials of the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee are being checked for involvement in malfeasance.
The investigation claims that Nikandrov was providing protection for the gang members of a mafia boss Shakro Molodoy. In particular, this spring, an investigator in the criminal case of a shootout at the Elements restaurant on the Rochdelskaya Street did not extend the arrest for one of the defendants, Andrey Kochuykov (Italian). Shakro Molodoy offered 1 million USD for his release. Coincidentally, this is the amount of bribe incriminated to Nikandrov.
It is worth noting that the kingpin’s lawyer Alexander Gofshtein knows nothing about today's detentions. He said that he found no connection between these events and the case of his client.