The court will decide on the arrest of Dmitry Takhtaulov, former deputy head of the Migration Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and his colleague Vyacheslav Fokin. They are suspected of illegal legalization of migrants.
RIA “Novosti”, 11/24/2022, “Deputy head of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow was arrested in the case of illegal migration”: The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Vyacheslav Fokin, deputy head of the department for migration issues of the capital’s head office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, in the case of organizing illegal migration, RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the court.
“The Basmanny District Court of Moscow granted the petition of the investigator of the State Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation to take a preventive measure in the form of detention against Vyacheslav Fokin,” the agency’s interlocutor said, adding that the arrest period was set until January 22. As it became known during the meeting, Fokin pleaded not guilty. The defense asked him to choose house arrest in his mother’s apartment. — Inset K.ru
RIA Novosti, 11/24/2022, “Three more people were arrested in Moscow in the case of illegal migration”: The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Dmitry Takhtaulov, former deputy head of the department for migration issues of the capital’s head office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, and two entrepreneurs in the case of organizing illegal migration, RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the court.
“The Basmanny District Court of Moscow granted the request of the investigator of the State Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation to take a preventive measure in the form of detention against Dmitry Takhtaulov,” the agency’s interlocutor said, adding that the arrest period was set until January 22. Together with him, two businessmen Andrei Shkolnikov and Vitaly Abramov went to the pre-trial detention center. […]
According to the investigation, in 2021, employees of the capital’s migration department received applications from a company controlled by entrepreneurs for permission to enter 10 Chinese citizens with false information about the purpose of entry. On the basis of these petitions, the police organized the illegal issuance of invitations to enter. — Inset K.ru
According to the intelligence services, high-ranking police officers were engaged in what they were supposed to fight – organizing illegal migration. They were charged under the profile article of the Criminal Code – 322.1 (organization of illegal migration by a group of persons by prior agreement using their official position). The perpetrators face up to seven years in prison.
In addition to Takhtaulov and Fokin, their alleged accomplice, one of the capital’s businessmen, was detained.
IA “RBC”, 24.11.2022, “The security forces detained the deputy head of the Moscow department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for migration”: Deputy head of the migration department of the Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow Vyacheslav Fokin, former deputy head of the migration department Dmitry Takhtaulov, as well as entrepreneurs Andrei Shkolnikov and Vitaly Abramov, were charged with organizing illegal migration. This is reported on website of the Investigative Committee. […] The defendants in the case were detained, they were searched, as a result of which money and “documents confirming their illegal activities” were confiscated. — Inset K.ru
According to investigators, the scheme was something like this: the owner of a shell company sent an application to the migration service to attract migrants – and on this basis, allegedly, a targeted recruitment took place. Migrants entered Russia and received the necessary documents. What they did next and where they lived – no one knows.
Officially, Takhtaulov is not rich, at least compared to his wife Victoria and other relatives. He doesn’t even have a car. However, telegram channels reported that employees of the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs often saw a person very similar to Takhtaulov driving expensive BMW X7 and Mercedes Benz G63 SUVs.
Takhtaulov had a three-room apartment in Khrushchev built in 1963 on the Open Highway in the Metrogorodok metropolitan area.
At the beginning of this year, by the way, the State Unitary Enterprise “Center for Management of City Property” put it under the hammer with a starting cost of 11.6 million rubles. During this period, Takhtaulov acquired a land plot of about 0.2 hectares in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region. Judging by the income statement for 2014 (after that, the official’s statements were no longer indexed on the Internet), a residential building with an area of 108 square meters soon grew on it. m.
Also in the databases there is information that the full namesake of the colonel was registered in Sochi. In one of the residential five-story buildings on Chekmeneva Street there is an apartment with an area of 65.6 sq. m. This is a picturesque mountainous area of the city, located five kilometers north of the Matsesta resort. However, for some reason, the owner of the premises is not indicated in the USRN databases.
Now Takhtaulov is registered in his wife’s apartment in the capital’s business class residential complex “Falcon Fort”. Here the wife owns a spacious apartment of 102 square meters.
The cost per square meter in the secondary market in this complex reaches 490 thousand rubles. Thus, the wife’s apartment is now estimated at about 50 million.
The policeman’s wife is a former employee of several metropolitan banks. Over the past ten years, she has changed several cars: a Honda CR-V, a Volvo XC70, a Lexus Rx350, a Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, a white Toyota Highlander, three Toyota Land Cruiser 200 SUVs.
All the cars had beautiful numbers: three nines, or three ones, or numbers starting with two zeros.
On the same staircase with the policeman’s dwelling in the “Falcon Fort” there is another apartment, a slightly smaller area – 81 square meters. m. The market value of housing is about 40 million rubles. It belongs to the colonel’s 26-year-old daughter, a graduate of the University of the Prosecutor’s Office. She lives there with her husband Sergei, it seems, like her father-in-law, is also a law enforcement officer.
The girl lives in poverty. Together with the apartment in 2017, she bought a black Lexus LX570 SUV with a beautiful number. A year later, she changed it to a white Toyota Land Cruiser 150. At the same time, she was often seen driving cars that officially belonged to her mother.
Some time ago, a girl was selling an almost new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque through Avito.
It is possible that all this was bought with shadow income, which was received by the deputy head of the Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. As part of the criminal case, investigators will carefully study the source of the wealth of the Takhtaulov family. If households cannot prove the legality of the origin of apartments and cars, they can be confiscated in favor of the state.