Yugra: two ICR ex-investigators forge evidence to mitigate punishment of OCG members
The case may be the result of inter-departmental war for leadership.
In KhMAO, the Investigation Committee initiated a criminal case against two former investigators, who were suspected of forging a number of key evidence pieces against members of an organized criminal group, consisting of security officials and officials, URA.RU reported, referring to sources in regional security forces. Some of the sources noted that the information may be associated with the inter-departmental war of leadership.
“Now between the interim head of the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, Dmitry Sherman, and his deputy Alexander Molibozhenko, there is a war for leadership, as a result of which such facts come up,” the source said.
According to another source, the suspects wanted to mitigate the guilt of the criminals in order to join the gang. The OCG was discovered back in 2016. The criminals stole gasoline – a product of oil distillation – from the Priobskoye oilfield.
Vyacheslav Abroskin believes that the influence of criminal leaders extends from control over the collection of money obtained by criminal means to control in the field of energy and natural resources extraction.