The Perm District Court toughened the measure of restraint for the former chief bailiff of the Kama region for violations Igor Kozhevnikov and sent him to jail. The ex-head of the UFSSP of the region is accused of taking a bribe in excess of 15 million rubles. First, the court appointed an arrest in a pre-trial detention center (where he tried to commit suicide), then the preventive measure was changed to a ban on certain actions, but yesterday, November 15, the court again returned Kozhevnikov to the pre-trial detention center. The defendant’s lawyer explained the circumstances of the incident.
RBC news agency, 11/15/2022, “The former head of the regional UFSSP was sent to a pre-trial detention center for two months”: Former head of the UFSSP in the Perm Territory, Igor Kozhevnikov, the preventive measure was changed and arrested for two months, until January 15, 2023. About it according to Properm.ru. […]
At the beginning of the meeting, state prosecutor Sergei Busov filed a motion to include FSB operational materials in the case, indicating that Kozhevnikov violated the restriction of certain actions assigned to him. The wiretap materials contain a conversation between Kozhevnikov and a certain Andrey from Tambov. There is also the testimony of one of the witnesses whom Kozhevnikov asked to change his testimony. It was about episodes of meetings between Kozhevnikov’s deputy Alexandra Mardanova and former prosecutor Sergei Murai. […]
The defense side of Igor Kozhevnikov filed a motion to falsify the evidence of the investigation. According to Kozhevnikov, he sent this data to the ICR apparatus to Alexander Bastrykin. The petition was based on the confession of Alexandra Mardanova. According to the defense, the protocols in the arrest and criminal cases are different, which is unacceptable. — Inset K.ru
Properm.ru, 11/15/2022, “The ex-head of the bailiffs of the Kama region, Igor Kozhevnikov, planned to escape punishment to Ukraine”: In the materials received, there was a wiretapping of a conversation between Kozhevnikov and a certain Andrey from Tambov. The phone he used is registered to a resident of North Ossetia. In a conversation with an acquaintance, he says that: “If they put me in prison, then I will run to Ukraine. I will advise you when needed.” […] Igor Kozhevnikov confirmed that he really spoke on the phone. But he did it on emotions, he has no money and desire to travel to Ukraine: “I eat only eggs and cabbage soup.” […]
The criminal case against Kozhevnikov, Mardanova and their subordinates, as well as a group of businessmen, has been investigated by the Investigative Committee of the ICR for the Perm Territory since June 2018. In total, the criminal group of bailiffs, according to the investigation, included 15 people, including the ex-prosecutor of the Industrial District Sergei Murai. He was detained and placed in a pre-trial detention center in August 2020, operational activities were carried out by the investigating authorities in cooperation with the employees of the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Perm Territory and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Perm Territory. A number of episodes of the criminal case against Murai are connected with the crimes of which Kozhevnikov is suspected. The performers in the group were businessmen Dmitry Varlamov, Vladimir Mikheev, Evgeny Semenishchev, as well as residents of the Perm Territory Valery Panchenko and Dmitry Korotkikh. — Inset K.ru
Earlier we wrote in detail about this high-profile criminal case. According to the investigation, from 2017 to 2018, the accused Igor Kozhevnikov, who then served as head of the regional UFSSP, together with a subordinate received several bribes totaling 15 million rubles. The rewards were intended for the initiation of illegal enforcement proceedings, with the help of which businessmen cashed out money.
As the regional prosecutor’s office reported, the former chief bailiff of the region organized a criminal scheme where, using forged documents, the accomplices collected and transferred three million rubles from the personal account of the regional UFSSP to the bank accounts of individuals – fictitious collectors in such enforcement proceedings. The total amount of money illegally withdrawn by bailiffs amounted to 222 million rubles.
Igor Kozhevnikov is accused of 40 episodes: 38 crimes under the article “Receiving a bribe by an official committed by a group of persons by prior agreement”, and one each under the articles “Abuse of official powers” and “Organization of fraud committed by a person using his official position, on an especially large scale.
In January 2021 Igor Kozhevnikov replaced the arrest to a milder measure of restraint – the prohibition of certain actions. This means that certain prohibitions have been established for the accused:
1) it is impossible to go outside the housing at certain periods of time;
2) it is not allowed to attend certain events and participate in them;
3) it is impossible to communicate with certain persons;
4) it is impossible to send and receive postal and telegraph items;
5) You can not use the phone and the Internet.
As Nikolai Atamanchuk, the defendant’s lawyer, told 59.RU, yesterday, November 15, the Perm District Court changed this measure of restraint and sent his client to a pre-trial detention center for two months.
– The arguments of the court boiled down to the fact that Kozhevnikov violated the measure of restraint in the form of a ban on certain actions. He was forbidden to make phone calls and meet with witnesses, but he used the phone and met with the witness, – said the interlocutor. – Also earlier, he called a friend and, on emotions, spoke about the lawlessness during the investigation of the case and spoke out that he should leave for Ukraine. The court did not accept my client’s arguments.
The lawyer added that his client will appeal against the arrest in the pre-trial detention center. The complaint has already been filed. On November 21, the indictment will be read out in court. […]
Properm.ru, 05/27/2022, “Perm bailiffs are suspected of cashing out. Details of the scheme for 3 billion rubles”: In 2017-2018, the organized crime group organized a cash-out system. In total, according to the security officials, more than 3 billion rubles were withdrawn into the shadow circulation through the UFSSP debt collection mechanism. Organizations controlled by the group, such as LLC Profi-Torg, Stroytorgprom and others, were involved in the scheme. The bailiffs initiated enforcement proceedings against various companies, including TAIS LLC, Vertical LLC, Technology LLC, Tekhkomplektatsiya LLC. Money from their accounts was withdrawn to controlled companies. Or the mechanisms of “payment of wage arrears” were used, when fictitious decisions of commissions on labor disputes were attached to the collection documents. The decisions indicated persons affiliated with the organized criminal group – “employees”, who allegedly had wage arrears and money was transferred to their personal accounts. locked. For services, members of the organized crime group received a “tithe” – 10% – of which 5% went as bribes to the leadership of the UFFSP, the rest of the money was divided among the members of the group. […] According to the investigation, the roles in the group were distributed as follows. The former head of the UFSSP, Igor Kozhevnikov, led the group, the former prosecutor of the Industrial District, Sergei Murai, covered up crimes and ensured that the security forces did not pay attention to the cashing out scheme. […]
Five members of the criminal group have already been convicted, one – Alexander Mikheev – received a real term, he was sentenced for giving bribes and fraud to 4 years in a strict regime colony. Varlamov, Tukmachev, Semenishchev and Korotkikh admitted their guilt in the investigation, the cases were considered in a special manner, they all received suspended sentences and fines of about half a million rubles. The case against one of the executors of the schemes, Boris Alekseev, was transferred to the Industrial Court in the spring of 2021, the date of the hearing has not been set. Another one, Oleg Matyazh, fled from the investigation and is on the international wanted list. — Inset K.ru