FSB officer accused of robbery dragged taxman into fraud by deceipt

FSB officer accused of robbery dragged taxman into fraud by deceipt
Dmitry Chikvin

Dmitriy Chikvin, who became involved in the case, was unaware that he was involved in the crime.

Dmitry Chikvin, an employee of the Moscow Tax Inspectorate, unwittingly became a defendant in the criminal case against FSB officers who stole 136 million rubles ($2.2mln) from the unemployed under the guise of conducting operational activities.

A source told Rumafia that Chikvin was acquainted only with one of the officers, Alpha’s special forces soldier Roman Obolensky, who seemed to him to be a “fabulous hero.”

“He was delighted with the stories of Obolensky about participation in special operations. And therefore, when the FSB officer friend asked him for help, he immediately agreed, took white Mercedes from his mother and brought the fighters to the Metallurg Bank,” says the source.

Dmitry Chikvin was convinced that he was involved in the "ordinary special operation" when FSB officers stopped criminal activity.

According to The CrimeRussia, yesterday the Moscow District Military Court confirmed Chikvin’s arrest in a robbery case. The defense officer of the Moscow Tax Inspectorate tried to appeal the arrest, asking the court to release the tax officer under house arrest or a pledge of 3 million rubles ($48,000), but the court refused to make such a decision. The defense also asked to close part of the hearing, as the court will hear information about the health of Chikvin and his relatives. Therefore, the details of the taxman's involvement in the crime are unknown.

As for the FSB officers, they were detained on July 4. The Moscow Garrison Military Court arrested four people – Alexander Karelin, Roman Obolensky, Vladimir Urusov, Artur Vlasov. Two more – Khetag Margiev and Dmitry Kapyshkin were sent under house arrest. Many of them have already admitted guilt. In total, 30 people are involved in the criminal case under the article “Robbery committed by an organized group on a large scale” (part 4 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

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