Investigators’ spookies: lawyer calles accusations against Shakro Molodoy unfounded
Zakhar Kalashov’s defense denies kingpin’s relationship with the criminal world.
The lawyer of the kingpin Zakhar Kalashov, known by the nickname Shakro Molodoy, suddenly claimed that his client has no relations with the underworld. He said this today in the courtroom of the Tverskoy Court, where the Shakro’s arrest extension was on the agenda.
"I believe that Zakhar Kalashov is nudis verbis charged with committing a crime. How can he be identified with the underworld, OCG and consigned him to the highest criminal hierarchy? These are investigation’s horror stories,"- AGN Moskva quoted the lawyer Tengiz Papaskua.
Recall that Shakro Molodoy was arrested on the case of extortion 8 million rubles, which was initiated after a shootout in the Elements restaurant on Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow in December 2015. According to investigators, Kalashov’s people demanded money from the owner of the restaurant Joanne Kim, which she owed to the designer Fatima Misikova. Kim brought the former KGB officer Eduard Budantsev on her side. Between people of Shakro Molodoy and Budantsev the conflict with the shootout began, it resulted in two deaths.
In addition, within the framework of the criminal case ICR senior officials Denis Nikandrov, Mikhail Maksimenko and Alexander Lamonov were detained. They were charged with bribe-taking on an especially large scale. Investigators believe that they received 1 million dollars from intermediaries of the kingpin. For a bribe the officers had to reclassify charges on a softer article for Kalashov’s improvised Andrey Kochuykov (the Italian), detained after a shootout on Rochdelskaya. The Italian is accused of hooliganism and participation in a criminal association.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.