The FSB has taken a close friend Bastrykin key role in the “Shakro”


The Adventures Of The Italian

The Federal security service (FSB) took a key role in the “Shakro” the head of the Department of interagency cooperation and private security (Humvib) RCDS Mikhail Maksimenko, said the source close to the leadership of the intelligence services, confirmed by the law enforcement officer.

Maksimenko and his Deputy Alexander Limonov and Deputy head of capital management Denis Nikandrov was detained and arrested on July 19. They are accused of receiving a bribe in especially large amount (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code). Officially the FSB and the TFR are not told about the charges involved in the case. Almost all lawyers also declined to comment, citing a nondisclosure agreement. Only Alexey Noskov, representing the interests Nikandrov, told the news Agency RIA Novosti that his client is accused of receiving a bribe in $1 million According to Noskov, General TFR took the money in exchange for a promise to “solve the issue” with the case against the “thief in law”.

Two of the interlocutor in law enforcement agencies earlier said that senior officials of the Investigative Committee in the case of criminal authority of authority of Zakhary Kalashov nicknamed Shakro Young. According to sources, the security forces promised a large sum to help with the release of ally Shakro Andrew Kochanova nicknamed the Italian.

The Italian was arrested after a shootout on Rochdelskaya street in the middle of December 2015. The conflict occurred due to the fact that the available Shakro headed by Kochanova demanded 8 million rubles from the owner of Elements restaurant Jeanne Kim, but met opposition from the people, led by the ex-KGB officer Edward Budantsev. During the shooting killed two security guards of Italian.

As reported “Rosbalt”, at the direction of the generals of the Italian TFR was prosecuted not under article “Extortion” (163 of the criminal code), and under article “Arbitrariness” (330 criminal code). In June, the investigators of the Investigative Department for the Central district of Moscow have been instructed not to seek extension of his custody Kochanova, and June 14, the Italian was released from prison, but was arrested by the operatives of the FSB and again placed under arrest, this time on charges of extortion. Soon Shakro was arrested, and then security officers came to search in the capital Department of the TFR.

“Kommersant” argued that negotiations with improvised Shakro about the liberation of the Italian led Nikandrov.

However, the sides , close to FSB, claim that the supporters of Shakro agreed not to Nikandrova, and Maksimenko, who later through his Deputy Lamonova gave instructions Nikandrov.

Who exactly got in touch with senior officials of the TFR, the sources did not elaborate. According to “Novaya Gazeta”, it was Dmitry Zvontsov, CEO of one of Chopov, a former law enforcement officer. As he wrote, “Rosbalt”, he is also a defendant in this criminal case, however, it elected a measure of restraint not involving deprivation of liberty.

Close Bastrykin

Maximenko is one of the most influential employees of the TFR, according to the source close to the leadership of the FSB, and confirmed by a source in law enforcement bodies. That Maksimenko — the right hand of the Chairman of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin, wrote Forbes.

Maximenko 43 years. He was said to “Fontanka”, who came from St. Petersburg. Maksimenko fought in the first Chechen campaign, then served in the OCD. After the creation of the Investigative Committee, he headed the Department of physical protection, and then moved to the post of head Umweb.

Spouse Maksimenko in 2015, declared one of the biggest revenue among the employees of the RCDS and their families — 14.6 million RUB.

According to sources , Maksimenko had a difficult relationship with the first Vice-President SKR Vasily by Piscarium. At the end of April Piskarev was dismissed by presidential decree. Although Maksymenko as a head of Department was lower in status than Deputy Bastrykin, but thanks to good relations with the Chairman of the TFR he had a significant influence in the Ministry, said the source close to the leadership of the FSB.

TFR spokesman Vladimir Markin for 19 July, when there were searches and arrests, did not comment on the detention of employees of the RCDS. July 20, he called the arrests “work on” self-cleaning”. The Chairman of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” stated that it “regarded the incident including as a betrayal of the memory of those killed in the line of duty comrades.” The names of the defendants in the case, neither Markin nor Bastrykin did not mention. In SKR and FSB did not respond to a request .

Corruption at such a high level is a precedent in the history of the Investigative Committee, says the Deputy Director of the Russian branch of Transparency International, Ilya Shumanov. “The chain of people with the involvement of the head of Department of own safety is very serious,” said Schumann.

The case is the head of the 3rd investigative Department of SU of the FSB Mikhail Savitsky, and operational support manages the “M” of the economic security Service FSB, which is responsible for counter-intelligence support of law enforcement bodies.

Now the FSB checks all criminal cases dealt with by Nikandrov, reported TASS citing a source in law enforcement bodies. The investigators find out whether the Deputy head of the capital TFR is involved in similar crimes.