Court passes sentence on GUUR officer fabricating case against businessman

Court passes sentence on GUUR officer fabricating case against businessman
A defendant in the high-profile case – MIA GUUR officer Sergey Abrosenko in court, 2015

Investigators believe that the police colluded with colleagues for a bribe and fabricated the criminal case against businessman Dmitry Khodanovich.⁠

Former officer of the Main Administration of Criminal Search (GUUR) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) Sergey Abrosenko was sentenced to 4.5 years in a high security prison, and was also deprived of the right to hold positions in law enforcement, government, municipal bodies related to fulfilling the functions of a public officer for a period of two years.

As The CrimeRussia reported, Sergey Abrosenko as well as two employees of Moscow Criminal Intelligence (MUR) Dmitry Alferov and Stanislav Maksimov were detained in September 2015. Initially, all three of them were charged with abuse of power, but later Moscow Dorogomilovsky court returned a verdict to Stanislav Maksimov on charges of bribe-taking (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). The court sentenced him to five and a half years in prison.

According to  the Investigation Committee in Moscow, detectives of MUR Stanislav Maksimov and Dmitry Alferov, MIA GUUR officer Sergey Abrosenko fulfilled the request of former co-owner of banks Pushkino and Kedr Alexander Kabanov and fabricated the case against businessman Dmitry Khodanovich to send the latter behind the bars. The banker and his friend lawyer Alexander Panesh needed to get rid of Khodanovich to avoid paying the debt to businessman worth 5 million euros. The police surreptitiously placed expensive watch costing just 5 million euros in Khodanovich’s flat, and during a search they allegedly discovered it and accused him of armed assault against Kabanov (the watch belonged to the latter).

However, the apartment of the businessman had CCTV cameras, and one of them captured how before the start of the search Alferov threw a sumptuous watch of Kabanov in the bedroom of Khodanovich. The investigators found that MUR and GUUR officers received a bribe of $500 thousand for the frame-up.

The CrimeRussia reported that a series of high-profile arrests of police officers on Petrovka, 38 took place in the autumn of 2015. According to informed sources, MUR officers started to have problems a month after the case against members of Solntsevo criminal gang had been passed from their jurisdiction to the Investigation Committee. The gang had their own insiders in the new department. However investigators promoting interests of the comrades managed to bring proceedings against the MUR officers to an end.

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