The court withdrew the arrest of the property of the deceased General of the Ministry of interior

Boris Kolesnikov

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The court withdrew the arrest of the property of General anti-corruption Directorate of the interior Ministry Boris Kolesnikov. The officer, who was held on charges of criminal Association and fraud in the Chapter, have died in 2014

The Moscow city court rejected the Prosecutor’s office to extend the arrest of property of the former Deputy head of the Main Directorate for economic security and counteraction of corruption (Guebipk) interior Ministry major-General Boris Kolesnikov, who allegedly committed suicide in 2014. About it RBC was told in the press service of the Moscow city court.

Kolesnikov was one of the main accused in the case on organization of criminal community in Quebec, which was created under the direction of the chief architect, General Denis Sugrobova. Employees of the Department, according to investigators, falsified criminal cases against officials and businessmen.

The decision on removal of arrest was issued in December, however it became known of it just now. “On 13 October, the decision of Moscow city court extended the period of seizure of immovable property Kolesnikova. 22 December it was considering an appeal against this decision. In the end, the prosecution was denied a petition to extend the arrest,” said RBC in the press service.

The basis for the seizure of property was a civil lawsuits from the victims for a total amount of 218 million rubles. during the trial the prosecution refused to support their claims, said the source RBC familiar with the trial on the “case Sugrobov” (hearings go behind closed doors).

The Prosecutor, the court came to the conclusion that selfish motive in the actions of the officers were not. It followed from his speech in the debate of the parties in December. According to the Prosecutor, the staff of Board falsified case for career growth and departmental awards, not for material gain. For this reason, the Prosecutor asked the court to remove the arrest and property Kolesnikova.

Property Sugrobov and Kolesnikov, totaling about 300 million rubles was arrested in August 2014. In the case of Kolesnikov was talking about two non-residential premises, which were leased to his parents, he wrote, “Kommersant”. Lawyers for the family Kolesnikov appealed the arrest, indicating that he was not charged with any corruption-related crimes with the material harm, such as fraud or bribery, told RBC lawyer Pavel Lapshov. In addition, arrested the property belonged to the parents Kolesnikova, and not just to him, pointed protection.

“It Sugrobova” are ten people, depending on the role he is charged with organizing a criminal community, abuse of authority, falsification of evidence and provocation bribes. Two employees of a Central Board, Maxim Nazarov and Alexey Bodnar made a deal with the investigation and have already been convicted. Nazarov was sentenced to five years; Bodnar — five and a half years of strict regime. Affected by the actions of the officers of the Quebec and their agents are considered to be about 30 people, including city Manager of Smolensk Konstantin Lazarev, the officials of the accounts chamber of the Moscow region Ministry of transport and the office of Rosreestr, the top managers of “Aeroexpress”.

Detention in the Chapter began in February 2014 after the development of Quebec got the employee of management of own safety of FSB Igor Demin. According to the investigation, the agent of the employees of the Central Board tried to provoke Demin for a bribe.

In debate the public Prosecutor asked for the defendants from 5 to 22 years in prison. Kolesnikova, he asked for found guilty posthumously, as in June 2015 the accused fell from the balcony of the building of the Investigative Committee after questioning. In the TFR described the incident as a suicide; lawyers Georgy Antonov and Pavel Lapshov said on incitement to suicide. Stepfather of the deceased Ivan Kolesnikov and lawyer Anna Stavitskaya believed that the General could be killed.

The TFR investigated the circumstances of the death of Kolesnikov and came to the conclusion that it was suicide, which led to a complex of factors, including the impact of traumatic brain injury. To initiate a criminal case on incitement to suicide and neglect of a consequence have refused.

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