- 23 January 2018
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Prosecutor reveals Moscow ICR official’s involvement in Shakro’s bribery
Alexander Drymanov, the head of the Central Investigation Department of the Moscow Investigative Committee was involved in the bribe from the criminal boss Zakhary Kalashov aka Shakro Molodoy. Interfax reported the news citing the indictment handed down by the prosecutor at the court hearing on the case against Mikhail Maksimenko, head of the ICR Security Department.
The bribe was offered for the release of Shakro's crony Andrei Kochuykov aka Italianets, who had been arrested in the case about the shootout at the Elements restaurant located on Moscow’s Rochdelskaya Street.
The document says that Drymanov, his first deputy Denis Nikandrov and the head of the Moscow CAO Investigation Department Aleksey Kramarenko accepted the bribe from businessman Dmitry Smychkovsky and "took steps to obtain Kochuykov's release from custody through re-qualification of charges."
Drymanov told RBC that he knew nothing about the statement of the prosecution. In September, he was reportedly summoned for questioning on this case, but it is unclear whether he is a witness or a suspect.
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