"The conversation was non-conflict". Shakro Molodoy's associate gives testimony in shootout in Rochdelskaya street case
Andrei Kochuykov, known by the nickname Italianets, told about what preceded the shooting.
Companion of thief in law Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) Andrei Kochuykov, also Italianets, testified in court in the case of the shootout in Elements restaurant in the capital in Rochdelskaya street.
Today, September 7, in the Presnensky Court of Moscow Kochuykov told about the events that preceded the shootout. According to Italianets, he came to the restaurant at the request of his friend-architect Fatima Misikova. The woman complained to the companion of the thief in law that she had not been paid by the owner of Elements Zhanna Kim for her design work. It was about €600 thousand (earlier in the criminal case it was said about 8 million rubles ($140.5 thousand)).
"Fatima asked me to help her with legal support, I introduced her to lawyers, the paperwork began. And on the day when the meeting was scheduled, the lawyers went for a meeting with the representatives of Zhanna", - REN TV channel quotes testimony of Kochuykov.
Kochuykov said that he had come to the meeting not only with lawyers, but also with his guards. It is unclear why he needed power support, because, according to his assurances, "the conversation was non-conflict, just a controversial commercial situation".
The associate of Shakro Molodoy that arrived in the restaurant turned to the owner of the institution: "600 thousand euros were allocated for restoration, looking at you, it is clear that you do not have such a sum."
Meanwhile, judging from the testimony of Italianets, Fatima Misikova herself also violated the terms of the contract with Zhanna Kim. The architect broke the terms of delivery of furniture and interior items.
"The situation is childish, a crisis is not only in Russia, but also in Europe. Fatima is just an architect, she can not be responsible for the supply of furniture," Kochuykov tried to defend his friend.
After that, the conflicting parties decided to continue to clarify relations on the street. It isnot specified after which words exactly the opponents took out the pistols.
The firefight near restaurant Elements in Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow occurred in December 2015. On the side of the owner of institution Zhanna Kim was the former KGB officer and head of law firm Dictatorship of the Law Eduard Budantsev. The resolution of the money dispute turned into a shootout. Two officers of the private security facility controlled by Zakhary Kalashov were shot personally by Budantsev from the combat Beretta, several people were injured from traumatic weapons, which the officers were armed with. After the detention of Budantsev, the GSU ICR of the Russian Federation in Moscow instituted proceedings under Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder of two or more persons). However, later the case was re-qualified for Art. 108 of the Criminal Code (Murder exceeding the required defense limits), which provides for punishment of up to 2 years of imprisonment. In addition, Budantsev was released on recognizance not to leave, while the people of Shakro Molodoy are in jail.
On July 12, 2016 Shakro Molodoy was detained in the case on extortion.
Notably, the shootout in Rochdelskaya served as an impetus for the institution of a criminal case on corruption. Three high-ranking officers of the Investigative Committee were under the arrest: Denis Nikandrov, Mikhail Maximenko and Alexander Lamonov. They are accused of taking bribes from the thief in law in the amount of $1 million for the release of Andrei Kochuykov from the detention center.
In 2015, the members of the organized crime group were acquitted by the Moscow Regional Military Court, however, subsequently, the sentence was revoked by the Supreme Court, and the case was joined with that related to two other members of the gang.
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