The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed the acting head of the St. Petersburg Parastaeva M.G. to report on the evidence presented to court on the evidence on the probe into former senior investigator of the second investigative department of the first major crimes investigation departments (on crimes against person and public safety) of the St. Petersburg Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia accused of stealing of drugs and swindling (Part 4 of Article 229, Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia).
In the course of the investigation, it was established that the defendant, being in the position of a senior investigator, knew about the storage of the narcotic substances seized as material evidence. The defendant entered into a criminal conspiracy with other persons for theft and subsequent illicit drug trafficking. The total mass amounted to 10 kg, that forms an especially large scale. In the period from 25.02.2016 to 02.03.2016, using his official position, acting by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy, he committed theft of a narcotic drug. In addition, in order to steal budgetary funds belonging to the Investigative Committee, he knowingly submitted to the housing commission of the St. Petersburg Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia false rental agreements and copies of them, as well as corresponding statements containing knowingly false information about his alleged right to receive financial compensation for renting living quarters. Thus, between December 2012 and August 2016, he received and stole money in the total amount of 645,000 rubles.
The day before, the verdict was issued, according to which he was released from custody in the courtroom after serving his sentence.
The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia requested from the direction of the department a detailed report on the progress of investigation of the said probe, collected evidence and reasons for the long-term investigation. At the same time, the head of the department instructed to conduct an official check in the unit where the investigation of drug theft and fraud was carried out.