MIA special agent may be falsely accused of kidnapping businessman

MIA special agent may be falsely accused of kidnapping businessman

The businessman who was allegedly kidnapped by a law enforcer and a local resident could slander the suspects after being caught stealing wheels and tires from Japan worth 1 billion rubles.

New details have emerged in the story of how the member of the Administration for Economic Crimes and Combatting the Corruption of the MIA Noginsk Intermunicipal Directorate and a local resident were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a businessman and extorting property from him. Previously, the CrimeRussia reported that on September 20, the suspects kidnapped the director of a Moscow company. As the Investigative Committeee for the Intermunicipal Directorate explained, the law enforcer and his accomplice held the businessman hostage for two days in one of Noginsk hotels. All the while, they demanded from the victim the controlling stake in the authorized capital of his organization. Investigators did not mention how the victim had managed to escape from captivity.

It turned out that the suspects are the Police Colonel of the Noginsk Administration for Economic Crimes and Combatting the Corruption, Mikhail Laktionov, and the lawyer of the Japanese company Yokohama Rus, Anatoly Bitus. The Noginsk Court has arrested the defendants until December 14, TASS reported.

However, the lawyer of one of the detained, Oksana Mikhalkina explained that the entrepreneur — the nominal director of Veronna LLC, Nikolay Milyutin — had slandered her clients. She claims that in July, Bitus appealed to the Noginsk police administration, reporting the theft of automobile tires and disks from Japan worth more than 1 billion rubles. Laktionov ran the inspection, establishing that the stolen property was located in the warehouses of the Veronna company. But when the property was sealed, Milyutin wrote a statement that he had been illegally detained and became the victim of extortion. "As a result, a criminal case was initiated even without a pre-investigation check," Mikhalkina explained. Besides, the sealed goods are now being transported elsewhere.

The defense is going to challenge their clients’ detention in the Moscow Regional Court.

The Noginsk Investigation Division of the ICR Main Investigative Department in the Moscow Region merged the criminal cases of Illegal Deprivation of Liberty (part 2 of Art. 127 of the Criminal Code) and Extortion (part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code) into one.

It is worth noting that the Noginsk police gained notoriety after the arrest of Ilya Yukhman in October 2013. The Chief of Noginsk Police, Major Ilya Yukhman, was arrested on suspicion of abuse of authority. In particular, he allegedly fabricated criminal cases and concealed crimes. Among other things, according to the source of the CrimeRussia, the high-ranking police official had partners among criminal leaders. Yukhman’s list of friends included a crowned thief nicknamed Zabava and his closest ally, Zhora Tashkentsky.

At the end of 2015, the case against Yukhmana was stopped, and in January 2016, he once again became the Chief of Noginsk Police. According to the source of the CrimeRussia, interested parties from the criminal underworld paid 100 thousand dollars to some senior law enforcement officials for the collapse of Yukhman’s case. Another high-ranking police officer — Yukhman’s father, the former Head of the Moscow region police department from 1999 to 2001, Yuri Yukhman — acted as a mediator in this special operation. The source believes that Yukhman Sr. established strong ties with members of the Lyuberetskaya gang during his years in the office.

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