Watchman recalls Shakro Molodoy wearing Armani shoes and Louis Vuitton bag
The vor was personally welcomed by then Head of the Central District Directorate Aleksey Kramarenko.
A guard of the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Central District of Moscow witnessed a meeting between thief in law Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) and then Head of the DIrectorate, Aleksey Kramarenko. According to him, when the media began to report on Kalashov’s detention and his ties with the high-ranking officers of the Investigative Committee, he decided to take another look at the CCTV footage from work. In the recordings, the guard saw Shakro Molodoy visiting the Directorate in the summer of 2016. He was wearing Armani shoes and had a Louis Vuitton leather briefcase in his hands. The vor was personally welcomed by then Head of the Central District Directorate Aleksey Kramarenko. The latter took Shakro inside the building and ordered the watchman not to check the guest into the visitor log.
When the questioning of the witness began, the guard, who visited Moscow as part of on/off rotation from the Ryazan region, could not explain how he recognized the branded items, the value of which exceeded his monthly salary five times. Kommersant reports that he could not get his story straight.
According to Zakhary Kalashov's defense, their client did visit the ICR Directorate in the Central Administrative District. However, he did it secretly, having mingled with lawyers and operatives. The purpose of Shakro’s visit was not to meet with Kramarenko, but with crime lord Andrey Kochuykov (Italyanets), who was to be taken down the corridor. Kalashov was going to say a few words to his ally, who was accused of extortion from the owner of the Elements restaurant.
Investigators believe that in his branded briefcase, Shakro Molodoy might have carried a bribe for Kochuykov’s charge to be mitigated, which would have enabled his release from the pre-trial detention center.
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