IC's detention of senior officials in case of Shakro Molodoy is held under Putin's control 

IC's detention of senior officials in case of Shakro Molodoy is held under Putin's control
Zakhar Kalashov

The development of senior officials from the Russian Investigative Committee resulted in recordings, which proved the corrupt nature of their relations with Shakro Molodoy, a crowned thief.⁠

"A secret witness" has emerged in the Shakro Molodoy’s case, whose testimony helped to start detaining senior staff members of the Russian Investigative Committee. According to a source of the CrimeRussia, the witness decided to cooperate with the investigation and was directly involved in the operational activities against Zakhar Kalashov’s patrons, which lasted several months.

On July 19, the media reported that the Head of Department of physical protection of the Russian Investigative Committee, Mikhail Maksimenko, and the Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee in Moscow Major General Denis Nikandrov had been arrested. President Vladimir Putin was informed by the director of the Federal Security Service that a number of IC's senior officers implicated in a corruption scandal, involving a leader of a criminal group Shakro Molodoy. According to the places of Their residence were being searched.

At the same time, according to our sources, the investigation will affect even more senior officials of the committee. 


Mikhail Maksimenko is closely connected to the Head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin.

Major General of the Russian Investigative Committee Denis Nikandrov led the investigation into the protection racket provided by the prosecutors to underground casinos and also one of the YUKOS cases. In May 2015, he started working in the Main Investigative Department.

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee found support in the face of Nikandrov and Maksimenko during a conflict with his first deputy Vasily Piskarev. The latter was dismissed in April 2016.

Денис Никандров

Thus, the CrimeRussia’s has substantiated the information of its source regarding the upcoming arrests of high-ranking law enforcement officers, who are directly linked to the crowned thief. The same source claims that during the operational activities, a recording of Kalashov’s conversations was obtained, and it indicateв that he was connected to senior officials from the Russian Investigative Committee.

Nikandrov was detained in the building of the Main Investigative Department of the Russian Investigative Committee in Moscow on the Arbat Street, while trying to get a bribe of 1 million USD, Life reported. According to Rosbalt, it was Maksimenko, who instructed not to file a petition to the court to extend Andrey Kochuykov’s (Italian) arrest. He also took part in the massacre at the Rochdelskaya Street, at the Elements restaurant, in December 2015. After this skirmish, the law enforcement officers started arresting Shakro Molodoy’s accomplices on charges of extortion.

It is possible that in the near future this thief in law will become a defendant in another criminal case on a more serious Art. 210 (Creation of a Criminal Community (Criminal Organisation) and Participation Therein).

At the same time, he can be charged under the article Banditry (Art. 209 of the Russian Criminal Code).

Shakro Molodoy’s case is followed up by the Directorate "M" of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).    



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