Source Internal conflicts between the Sixth Service, Directorate M, Directorate K and the FSB for Moscow and the Moscow Region can also become public knowledge. The first hearing in the case will take place on January 13, 2023 at the Meshchansky Court. Judge Anna Mayorova is considering the case. The TG channel of the Cheka-OGPU announced the revelations of Andrei Volontir back in November. In the publication of the telegrammers, a businessman from the Moscow region presented himself as the keeper of the largest documentary compromising evidence on representatives of the FSB of the Russian Federation, since in the past he was an agent in turn of three different departments of the special services at once and participated in operational activities, often as a “stool duck”.
As BV already wrote with reference to the media and TG channels, Volontir, participating in events, interacted with representatives of the “office”, officials and security forces involved in the orbit, and was partly privy to the inner workings of the country’s most important special service. A voluntary friend of the Chekists recorded absolutely all his conversations both with people from the FSB and with the accompanying public, and as a result concentrated in his hands a huge array of audio compromising evidence.
Volontir had a chance to work with the Sixth Service, Directorate M and Directorate K of the FSB of the Russian Federation. It was while working for Directorate K that a dramatic meeting took place in the life of the agent, which ultimately led him to a cell in a pre-trial detention center. This department developed the leaders of the Taganskaya organized crime group, whom Volontir had to face as a co-owner of the Kolar company. But the triumph of justice and the high-profile landings of racketeers turned for the businessman into an acquaintance with Oleg Fomin from Penza, who, according to audio recordings leaked to the media, allegedly supervised the work of arbitration managers of the SRO AU Liga in the interests of alien elements and, possibly, received payment from “clients” for services. But due to the fact that the payers were put behind bars, Fomin, if again to believe the audio recordings, began to demand money from Volontir.
The agent turned to the FSB, but the result was discouraging: according to Pasmi (recognized as a foreign agent), an operative from Directorate K reported that two heads of the regional FSB stood up for Fomin. And in the end, Volontir began to pay, but during the delivery of the next tranche in the amount of 11 million rubles, the Moscow police caught the Penza citizen red-handed.
These events took place in March 2020, the former leader of the infamous “League” received a sentence from the Meshchansky Court of the capital: in December 2020, Oleg Fomin was sentenced to 4 years probation and a fine of 20 million rubles under part 3 of article 204.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ( mediation in commercial bribery on an especially large scale). An appeal in March 2021 reduced the sentence by only six months, but after a cassation appeal at the end of 2021, the sentence was completely overturned.
Volunteer got into big trouble. Usually in such cases, the bribe giver receives the status of a participant in an operational experiment, which saves him from any sanctions. But Volontir did not receive this status and was taken to the Investigative Committee for Moscow, where he was allegedly offered to hand over the original audio recordings of conversations with Fomin and admit that he deliberately provoked the businessman to accept a bribe.
After the refusal, the former agent ended up in Matrosskaya Tishina, then, after several suicide attempts, he was transferred to the psychiatric department of the Butyrka pre-trial detention center. Further, the court decided to change his preventive measure to a ban on certain actions and released him. But the charge under Part 4 of Article 204 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (commercial bribery) has not gone away.
In the spring of 2021, Volontir was arrested again, and quite a lot was written about this story, especially about the attempts of the former agent to draw the attention of the FSB leadership to the situation. It ended only with the fact that in December of the same year, Article 310 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (disclosure of preliminary investigation data) was added to the accused.
and Office K decided to “shut down” their former agent.
However, doing so proved difficult. On July 4, 2022, judge Irina Gorbulina returned the criminal case to the prosecutor's office and the investigating authority. This decision was appealed, but on September 13, the court of appeal finally returned the materials of the commercial bribery case to the investigators.
It is curious that by the meeting on January 13, 2023, only one article remained in the case – the very same 204, part 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (commercial bribery). According to the Cheka-OGPU, this meeting promises considerable surprises, because the former agent “plans to tell in detail about the internal conflicts between the Sixth Service, Directorate M, Directorate K and the FSB in Moscow and the Moscow Region.”
At the trial, it may sound like these divisions divided the merchants and the market among themselves, how “Department K squeezed property from the Taganka organized crime group, how Department M hunted the head of the Investigative Committee of the TFR in the Volgograd Region”, how relations were built between a high-ranking FSB officer in Moscow and the Moscow Region and ex-assistant to the head of the FSB for Moscow and the Moscow Region. The name of Oleg Fomin may come up, whom the former agent can accuse of the deliberate bankruptcy of the city-forming defense enterprises, about which Fomin allegedly informed Volonitru during a confidential conversation.
It is possible that in this case, the history of the Saratov Aviation Plant will be heard in the capital's court, because Fomin was the general director in the mid-2000s, and then the chairman of the board of directors of SAZ CJSC. At that time, he headed the SRO AU “Liga” and his subordinates bankrupted a strategic enterprise. The result of the procedure was the complete destruction of the aircraft factory, hundreds of hectares of its territory fell into the hands of companies close to the League. Fomin's “brigade” was also noted for the destruction of other “strategists”.
To date, almost 300 hectares of SAZ territories have been returned to the ownership of the Russian Federation, but the criminal case on the deliberate bankruptcy of the aircraft plant, as well as personal criminal cases under part 2 of article 201 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (exceeding official powers that entailed serious consequences) against Fomin as an ex- the general director of CJSC “SAZ” and the former bankruptcy trustee Igor Sklyar will never go to court.
Another attempt by the Third Investigation Department to obtain an affirmative opinion from the prosecutor's office of the Volga Federal District on the collected materials of the criminal case on the deliberate bankruptcy of SAZ took place in October. However, like last year, 265 volumes were returned to investigators for revision. When, finally, Fomin and Sklyar will appear before the court in the framework of personal criminal cases under part 2 of article 201 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, it is not known.
BV reference. The destruction of SAZ dealt a blow to the Russian aircraft industry, the country's defense capability, resulted in the loss of jobs for thousands of people, more than 800 million rubles in taxes did not enter the budgets. Criminal case No. 270016 was initiated on March 2, 2016 in the 3rd Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia on the grounds of crimes under Art. 196 (intentional bankruptcy), Art. 1 (failure to fulfill the duties of a tax agent). For several years, State Duma deputies from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Olga Alimova and Valery Rashkin fought for the initiation of a case and an objective investigation. A few years later, thanks to a criminal case, almost 300 hectares of land at the aircraft factory, which were taken over by Penza businessmen, were returned to state ownership.