Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mosow's former top cop off to jail - 'Young Shakro' case

Alexander Drymanov, the former director of Moscow's Investigative Committee, has been sentenced to 12 years and fined 196m rubles ($2.5m) for receiving a bribe from gangster Zakhary Kalashov 'Young Shakro'. Drymanov and his subordinates accepted the bribe in exchange for trying to release one of Kalashov’s henchmen, Andrey 'the Italian' Kochuikov.
The case made headlines in 2019 when cops raided the Moscow newsroom of the media outlet Rosbalt. The raid was connected to a defamation lawsuit by billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who won a different defamation case against a website that claimed he has ties to Kalashov.

Alisher Usmanov has an estimated net worth of $13 billion and has intimate ties to Putin.

Maintaining his innocence, Drymanov complained during the trial that the FSB agents who searched his home mocked him during the raid and drank his cognac.