One of the first decisions of the head of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lebedev after his appointment, there was a withdrawal for investigation in the Organized Crime Investigation Department of the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (which is currently lobbied for Anton Reshetov) a criminal case from the Chuvash Republic initiated on the fact of embezzlement of funds from clients of the infamous WEX crypto exchange. This was reported by the telegram channel of the Cheka-OGPU.
The reason for this decision is rather simple. Chuvash investigators, having completed all the necessary investigative actions and having collected a serious evidence base, have already received court decisions to conduct searches at the Orthodox oligarch Konstantin Malofeev and his team, who took over the cryptocurrency.
It is worth noting that Malofeev previously made great efforts to resolve the issue in this criminal case, but unsuccessfully.
Everything changed dramatically when Lebedev was appointed head of the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Through his contact in the administration of the President of the Russian Federation, Malofeev was able to quickly agree with Lebedev on the withdrawal of the criminal case for investigation in the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, where it was taken over by Lebedev’s former subordinate in Yekaterinburg – Roman Torichko.
Everything changed dramatically in 2021, when employees of the 3rd department of the 2nd service of the Internal Security Service of the FSB of Russia were involved in the implementation of operational support by Malofeev and the vector was changed from a simple termination of the criminal case to an attempt to seize the rest of the cryptocurrency, by bringing Bilyuchenko-Ivanov to criminal liability under the same case.
Then there were events about which the Cheka-OGPU had already written.
The source of the Cheka-OGPU said that the FSB of the Russian Federation could directly organize the profanity under the name “attempt on Konstantin Malofeev” by the 3rd department of the 2nd service of the CSS of the FSB, which had previously implemented the withdrawal of Malofeev from criminal liability in a criminal case initiated on the fact of embezzlement funds of investors of the notorious WEX exchange.
The employees of this department organized the prosecution of the former administrator of this exchange, Bilyuchenko (hereinafter referred to as Ivanov, since he changed his last name), completely turning the course of the investigation of this criminal case in the opposite direction.
The official activity of these “officers” in the service of Malofeev began with the banal theft of 20 million rubles from Ivanov during the arrest (200 million rubles were initially seized in cash by briquettes, without recalculation, later only 180 million rubles were entered into the protocol). The result was Ivanov’s inclination, through the use of physical and psychological pressure in the conditions of the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center, to conclude a pre-trial agreement, according to which the latter transfers to Malofeev’s trustee – Khavchenko (who is the only victim at the moment) the residual balance of the exchange in the amount of more than 50,000 000 US dollars, taking into account the current exchange rate.
All real investors who suffered from the theft of funds from the WEX exchange were removed from the status of victims into witnesses, in fact, they were simply used by the employees of this department of the FSB CSS to create an artificial evidence base.
Currently, the case against Ivanov is being prepared for transfer to the court, which, according to the organizers, will legalize this agreement and the transfer of crypto assets to Malofeev.
In addition, employees of this department of the FSB CSS received access to a number of Ivanov’s personal crypto wallets in the amount of more than $150,000,000, taking into account the current exchange rate.
In fairness, it should be noted that, as Rucriminal.info found out, Lebedev at that time had serious problems finding a direct executor-investigator, since the employees of the Organized Crime Investigation Department of the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia preferred either to engage in outright red tape or to withdraw from participation in this case under plausible pretexts.
Lebedev, who had already promised the result and found himself in a rather delicate situation, was forced to literally independently engage in the “investigation” at the initial stage, however, he still had the need for the final executor-investigator, behind whose signature and, accordingly, responsibility the investigation would go.
And such a person was found, he was an employee of the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the Sverdlovsk Region, Babushkin Dmitry Vasilyevich, seconded to the SD.
In exchange for participating in this, Babushkin and his wife Perova Ludmila Vladimirovna (also an employee of the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the Sverdlovsk Region) moved from the status of seconded to permanent investigators of the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. Typically, such appointments occur after 3-5 years of service as seconded and for really professional and proven employees.
Babushkin perfectly entered the role of the most procedurally dependent person, performing the role of a typewriter with the right to sign, Lebedev left the planning and organization of the course of the investigation to himself.
Other employees of the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, including the direct leadership of Babushkin (from the head of the department and above) do not participate in the investigation of this case, they do not have information about its progress and development, all decisions are made personally by Lebedev during personal private hearings.
The procedural materials that appear as a result of the brilliant work of these two professionals are capable of surprising even the judges of the Meshchansky and Tverskoy district courts of Moscow who have really seen a lot.
Despite this, taking into account Lebedev’s personal lobbying, and in addition, pressure from the FSB CSS officers who provide operational support, the judges are forced to turn a blind eye to this and approve frankly illegal decisions.
During the investigation of this criminal case, a huge number of violations were committed, and it had absolutely no prospects for ending. However, as it was written earlier, this moment was resolved by actually knocking out a pre-trial agreement from Bilyuchenko-Ivanov in the conditions of the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center and thus giving at least a touch of legality.
Inspired by this kind of “success”, soberly realizing that the service life of employees like Babushkin could be extremely short, Lebedev decided to form a group of trusted and loyal investigators in the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ready to take part in custom cases and go to any falsifications. Taking into account the lack of understanding of such actions among the current employees of the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Lebedev is gathering such a team by region.
Lebedev’s dizziness is added by the fact that FSB officers provide prompt escort, in his opinion, this will help him avoid responsibility.
The planned appointment of Reshetov to the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is another step for Lebedev to form his “Dream Team” and put custom cases on stream. The issue of his appointment has already been resolved, the final result is only a matter of time.
It is also interesting that Reshetov, being the deputy head of the SCH SU of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the city of Yekaterinburg, was the immediate superior of Babushkin.