Investigation into alleged organizer of Russian penitentiary official’s murder completed
ST. PETERSBURG, September 3 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – Investigation into ex-deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service’s (FSIN) St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region directorate Sergey Moiseyenko charged with organizing the murder of his subordinate, Colonel Nikolay Chernov, has been completed, the Investigative Committee has told RAPSI.
One more defendant in the case is Igor Zakharov, who stands charged with ammunition trafficking. According to investigators, Zakharov has supplied a pistol for committing the murder. The case has been forwarded to prosecutors for indictment approval.
A criminal case against alleged killer Sabir Sadykov has been transferred to court earlier.
According to investigators, Chernov, the head of the technical supervision department for the FSIN’s St. Petersburg Directorate, was murdered in order to hide corruption crimes that took place during construction of a new detention center in the region.
Investigators believe that in late 2016 Sadykov was approached by Moiseyenko, who proposed to kill Chernov, after the latter began to counteract corruption plans of Moiseyenko. In turn, Sadykov received a gun and ammunition from Zakharov.
The case documents read that in March 2017 Sadykov appointed a meeting with Chernov on a highway. On March 2, 2017, the defendant allegedly shot the victim, who died in a hospital on March 7.
Moiseyenko also stands charged with taking bribes from CEO of Petroinvest company engaged in the construction of a detention center in St. Petersburg Ruslan Khamkhokov and another businessmen Viktor Kudrin.