Date: 6 months ago   Category: Investigations

The general paid with marked money for negative publications about his wealth


Criminal case about extortion of 50 thousand dollars at the lieutenant general of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia Victor Ledenev came to the Moscow district court of St. Petersburg. The Joint press service of courts of St. Petersburg in the Telegram channel reported about it. In the status of defendants there pass the former deputy plenipotentiary envoy of the president in the Northwestern Federal District Alexander Datsyshin and the editor-in-chief of the Novye Kolesa newspaper Igor Rudnikov. According to the investigators, in this edition there was a series of articles dishonoring reputation of the head of department of the Investigative Committee of Russia on the Kaliningrad region Ledenev. In particular, in them there was a speech about the smart mansion in which there lives the general.17 of August, 2017 Rudnikov learned from the acquaintance Datsyshin that the general is dissatisfied with publications which do "essential harm to its rights and legitimate interests". After that the editor-in-chief had "an intention directed to extortion at Ledenev of 50 thousand dollars under the threat of continuation of dissemination of the dishonoring data", it is said in the statement of the press service. As investigators consider, Datsyshin mediated and transferred to Ledenev Rudnikov's requirement about transfer of money. On November 1, 2017 the general of SK transferred in the Kaliningrad cafe ProSushi to the assistant to the editor-in-chief a package of marked notes. On the same day Rudnikov was detained by the staff of FSB. The fact that he hid the residence permit which is available for it in the USA is also imputed to it. Materials on teme13:13 — on July 17, 2018 FSB detained the former head of Investigative Committee Moskvyaleksandr Drymanov went to the pre-trial detention center. It waits for the arestzhurnalist during detention cruelly beat: a fracture of a hand and concussion, the Moskovskij Komsomolets newspaper wrote. On the first interrogation of Rudnikov brought in some pants at six o'clock in the morning. The requirement to release the journalist was made by the international organization "Reporters Without Borders", the Human Rights Council at the President of Russia and the human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseeva. Rudnikov denies the fact of extortion of money at Ledenev. According to him, the general promised it to transfer documents on criminal case on attempt at Rudnikov. "New wheels" — the independent newspaper of Kaliningrad, is known in the region for the exposing publications. Thanking the journalist of activity Rudnikov several times was elected the deputy of region duma. Now he is held in the pre-trial detention center of Lefortovo. Feedback with department "Law enforcement agencies":

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