Mass media about the Investigative Committee

23 March 2016

Moscow responded roughly to a statement made by the head of the Ukrainian Security Service about Russia’s involvement into the Brussels terror attacks 

Dmitry Medvedev, Maria Zakharova and Vladimir Markin have posted harsh statements against the head of the Ukrainian Security Service Vasily Gritsak who announced a version of possible Moscow’s involvement into the Brussels terror attacks. The Russian officials used strong language. 

22 March 2016

Today, the Frunzensky Court of Vladivostok has found former CEO of Mostovik company Oleg Shishov guilty of complicity in embezzlement of over 1 billion rubles, the Investigative Committee reports. The money was allocated to construct the Maritime Aquarium.

22 March 2016

The Chancellor of a Far Eastern university is suspected of corruption

A criminal investigation has been opened against the Chancellor of the Far Eastern Federal University Sergei Ivanets, the Investigative Committee reported yesterday. At present, the Chancellor is in detention and suspected of abuse of authority: he illegally transferred 20 million rubles to a company that was introducing the Electronic University system to the University. The Ministry of Education and Science said that it is going to assist the investigation and will soon appoint a new chancellor. The University goes on working as if nothing happened.

22 March 2016

A case was initiated against school security guards in Nakhodka

For the first time the Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case over negligence against non-departmental security guards who are responsible for children’s safety in school N8 in the town of Nakhodka.

21 March 2016

The Head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin came to the crash site right after he arrived in Rostov-on-Don yesterday. The freezing wind and snow couldn’t hide the distorted runway. The runway and all the nearby airport area has been divided into sectors where investigators were literally kneeling to collect the smallest fragments of the airplane for two days. Initially the case was launched by the Rostov-on-Don Seventh Department of the Central Directorate of the Committee. Later Alexander Bastrykin decided to pass it on to the Major Directorate of the Committee and assumed personal control over the investigation. 

21 March 2016

Former prosecurot wanted to fleece businessman for 16 million rubles

The former Iskitim inter-district prosecutor Gennady Sitnikov has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. According to the criminal case materials, he offered a grant of parole to an acquaintance of his. Sitnikov assured the convict that it was necessary to pay 16 million rubles to the high-ranking law-enforcement officials for the freedom and closure of the criminal cases.

18 March 2016

A suspect of a girl’s murder has been detained.

Yesterday the Russia’s Investigative Committee said that two suspects of a 12-year-old girl murder in Moscow were detained forthwith. 

18 March 2016

Frunzensky District Court of the city of Vladivostok has started trying the case over a grand embezzlement during the construction of an aquarium on Russky island.

The defendant is CEO of OOO Scientific and Production Association Mostovik Oleg Shishov charged with complicity in embezzlement of 1 billion rubles.

18 March 2016

A nationalist has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The St. Petersburg City Court has passed the sentence on the case of a member of military operations in the North Caucasus, the nationalist Andrei Malyugin (the Fighter) accused of a number of grave crimes.  In the end the accused was found guilty of two murders, an attack on a police officer, theft and fraud for which he got 18 years in a maximum-security penal colony. The court dismissed charges of preparation to a terrorist attack and encroachment on the federal judge Vadim Shidlovsky admitting the right of the Fighter to rehabilitation.  

17 March 2016

In the Altai Territory, the court has arrested for two months the former vice-governor Yuri Denisov and his wife Tatyana detained for a case of bribery.  The defenders asked for a house arrest for their clients, but were denied. The Head of the Territory Aleksandr Karlin said that he was personally interested in quick and impartial investigation into this case and expected the investigators “to find out the reasons and conditions that had caused the crime.”

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