The Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a probe into Deputy Chairman - Director of an interregional voluntary human rights charitable organization «Committee for human rights» Andrey Mayakov. He is suspected of attempted swindling on an especially large scale (Part 3 of Article30, Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia).
According to the investigation, on October 22, 2019, the director of the voluntary human rights organization received from a person sentenced to long-time imprisonment 200,000 roubles as a first tranche of a promised illegal remuneration. In total, the illegal remuneration was intended to amount to 2.5 million roubles. In exchange, he promised to facilitate verification of the legality of his sentence to be carried out by officers of the Prosecutor’s office. In fact, the man didn’t have such jurisdiction and was intended to steal and appropriate the money. After receiving the money Mayakov was detained by law enforcement officers.
As it was established by the investigation, the suspect was convicted for similar episodes of illegal activities for already several times.
He will be charged in the coming days. The investigation is intended to motion the court about the pre-trial custody for the detainee. Investigation is carrying out a set of investigative activities aimed to prove evidence. The criminal investigation is ongoing.