Traffic police's heads, accused of buying positions by Erik Kituashvili, recognized as victims
Previously, the founder of Smotry.ru stated that the Head of the Traffic Police in Moscow Victor Kovalenko and the Head of an elite battalion on the Sadovoe Ring Konstantin Vasyuta bought their posts for $ 3.5 million.
As part of the libel case of the founder Smotry.ru Erik Kituashvili, the Head of the Traffic Police in Moscow Victor Kovalenko and the Head of an elite battalion on the Sadovoe Ring Konstantin Vasyuta were recognized as victims. Previously, investigators have recognized Anatoly Yakunin, who until recently headed the Moscow police, as the victim. In addition, three police officers have filed civil suits against Erik Daviditch on protection of honor and dignity. In addition, the MID of the MIA continues the investigation of the criminal case under swindling article against the founder of Smotry.ru.
Kituashvili's lawyer Sergei Zhorin claimed to Life that the defense has repeatedly insisted on the transfer of the case to the Investigation Committee, in order to avoid bias. According to Zhorin, there are apprehensions that Kituashvili will be first convicted under the article Defamation, and after – on the main case under article Swindling.
"So, to the main cause Kituashvili can come as earlier convicted and get the maximum penalty," - said the defender.
Recall that the famous blogger and rider Erik Kituashvili, known as Daviditch, was detained and arrested on suspicion of swindling. According to investigators, the founder of Smotry.ru with accomplices staged the carjacking to get insurance. Kituashvili himself claimed that his arrest was related to the investigation of the corruption among senior police officers.
At one of the hearings Kituashvili claimed that the Head of the Moscow police Yakunin together with the leadership received a bribe of the 3.5 million dollars from Vasyuta and Kovalenko for the post of the Head of the Traffic Police. He could not prove these words, then investigators have opened a criminal libel case.
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