• 5 September 2017
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Head of the Moscow Investigative Committee questioned in bribery case

The head of the Moscow Investigations Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Drymanov, is questioned as part of bribery case of his former subordinates. This was reported by Moskovsky Komsomolets edition with reference to a source.

The source also added that there was no decision on detention of Drumanov yet, but such an outcome was "quite possible".

The source of the Moskva agency in law enforcement agencies said that now the Head of the department is a suspect in the case. Previously, he had a status of a witness.

According to the Legal.Report, on September 1, searches were conducted in an apartment and a country house of Drymanov. Searches were held in the framework of investigation of a case of Mikhail Maksimenko, the former Head of the Security Dept, his deputy Alexander Lamonov and Deputy Head of the Administration Denis Nikandrov, who worked for Drymanov. According to the investigation, officers of the Investigative Committee received 500 thousand euros for the release of arrested persons involved in the notorious shootout on Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow - Andrei Kochyukov and Eduard Romanov.

In an interview with RBC, Drumanov said that he was not in a status of suspect or accused. "I work in a regular mode, I have considered a number of criminal cases and gave several instructions," he said.

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