Runaway ex-Deputy Voronenkov considers criminal case trumped-up
Voronenkov called entrepreneur Vitaly Kachur "one of the main Moscow cashiers", who was forced to declare a fictitious debt he had had for 7 years.
Former State Duma Deputy from the Communist Party Denis Voronenkov claimed about obtaining citizenship of Ukraine. In an interview with Censor.net the ex-MP said that formally his full powers ended on December 4 and in 2 days already he obtained Ukrainian citizenship. At the same time Denis Voronenkov arrived in Kiev with his wife, former State Duma deputy from United Russia party Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs, back in October.
There he gave testimony to the General Prosecutor's Office against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on charges of high treason. Voronenkov was reluctant to clarify details of the testimony in the interview. He said that he had to flee from Russia because of pressure from security forces.
The Investigative Committee of Russia suspects Denis Voronenkov of involvement in the illegal seizure of the building in central Moscow. Raiders tried to take a building with a bakery and shop in Mezhdunarodnaya Street from Otari Kobakhidze, Toma company CEO. Voronenkov was also involved in the process. He was looking for buyers for the property re-registered on nominees. Entrepreneur Vitaly Kachur, who agreed to buy the house for $2 million, passed 100 thousand dollars as advance money to Voronenkov.
According to investigators, he received additional $1.2 million from the buyer for his services, as he helped to solve the issue related to re-registration of the building. All participants in the fraudulent scheme fully admitted their guilt, concluded pre-trial agreements on cooperation and gave testimonies, against Voronenkov in particular. However, it was not possible to prosecute him due to parliamentary immunity. He did not manage to enter the State Duma during last year September elections, and he disappeared.
According to him, the criminal case against him was framed up on false testimony of people who were forced to agree to a deal with the investigation to obtain leniency of the court. Voronenkov called entrepreneur Vitaly Kachur "one of the main Moscow cashiers", who was constrained to declare a fictitious debt he had had for 7 years. Besides, Voronenkov confirmed that previously he proactively dealt with real estate transactions in Moscow.
"When it comes to my case they said that the documents for the building in the city center at the cost of 5 million dollars were replaced. Who estimated it, how did this sum appear? Then it turned out that it was a stall beyond the Third Ring Road in Moscow. Frankly speaking, I do not even know where the street is located in Moscow", – the ex-Deputy said.
Earlier, sources of The CrimeRussia reported that Denis Voronenkov is in National Security Agency protected as an important witness. A few weeks ago he and his wife were seen in BEEF meat&wine restaurant in the center of Kiev near the synagogue.