Sergey Andreev got overexcited about ABLV bank
The Tushinsky District Court of Moscow arrested the head of the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Basmanny District of the city, Sergei Andreev, who is suspected of abuse of power. This was reported by the press service of the capital’s courts.
“The court decided to satisfy the investigation’s request and place the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Basmanny District of Moscow in custody for 1 month and 2 days, that is, until October 2, 2023,” the statement says. According to Part 1 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code Andreev faces up to four years in prison.
According to the Shot telegram channel, the reason for initiating the case was Andreev’s order to his subordinates to “initiate a criminal case for fraud without evidence.” It concerned the company Tesida services limited Latvia, from which money was allegedly stolen. The injured company was represented by the S&K Vertical law office, where Andreev’s wife works.
The prosecutor considered the initiation of the case unfounded and canceled the decision. Andreev himself denied any connection between the case and his wife’s work. A policeman was detained in St. Petersburg. According to him, he came there from vacation in Sochi.
Andreev became the head of the Department of Internal Affairs for the Basmanny District in November 2022, writes TASS. Currently, Lieutenant Colonel Alexey Syrovatkin is listed as the acting head of the police department for the Basmanny District.
MK.Ru, 08/31/2023, “The arrested head of the Basmanny Department of Internal Affairs was suspected of “working for the West”: As an MK correspondent reported from the courtroom, the lawyer of the injured party suspected the police officer of wanting to escape to Latvia. […]
Andreev responded by explaining that he already had a train ticket to Moscow, and his international passport was kept in the personnel department, so there was no way he could have left for Latvia. However, the lawyer insisted that the head of the Department of Internal Affairs has certain “supervisors, and Andreev works for the West.”
@shot_shot, 08/31/2023 15:06: According to a source in law enforcement agencies, Sergei Andreev told his deputies to initiate criminal proceedings under the article “Fraud committed on an especially large scale” – money was allegedly stolen remotely from the accounts of the company Tesida services limited Latvia. The lieutenant colonel, according to his subordinates, emphasized that criminal charges should be filed instantly – on the same day (March 9). And this despite the fact that the materials did not even contain information about operational search activities. But employees of the Basmanny department urgently found the suspect and requested statements of his accounts through student interns. They reached the banks after the prosecutor considered that the case had been brought unfounded and canceled the decision. Total: violation of the bank secrecy law (information can only be obtained within the framework of the UD). […] The detainee himself said that his wife is now on maternity leave and there is no connection here.
“Kommersant”, 01.09.2021, “The officer cheated on the service with his wife”: Meanwhile, according to the Investigative Committee, the lieutenant colonel acted in the interests not of the service, but of his wife Yulia and the S&K Vertical law office, where she works.
In April-May of this year, one of the employees of the lawyer’s education acted as an applicant for particularly large-scale fraud (Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). It was about the alleged theft of assets of the Latvian company Tesida Services Ltd for 900 million rubles. Based on this fact, a corresponding criminal case was opened at the Department of Internal Affairs of the Basmanny District. However, then the materials were requested for verification by the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and soon the prosecutor’s office canceled the decision to initiate the case. According to the Investigative Committee, the officer ordered to continue the investigation and send a number of requests about transferring money and carrying out a number of other activities, thereby breaking the law.
According to investigators, this was a corruption crime “against the state and authorities.”