The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested in absentia the former deputy head of the investigative department of the Investigative Committee for the Tver district of the capital, Dmitry Gubin, in the case of a bribe in the amount of 2718.6 BTC.
He is accused of committing crimes under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (receiving a bribe on an especially large scale) and Part 1 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (exceeding official powers).
The ex-investigator allegedly fled abroad. He is put on the international wanted list and will be placed under arrest for two months from the date of extradition.
In September, Gubin’s subordinate, Kristina Lyakhovenko, was taken into custody in the same case.
The main person involved in the case is the former head of the investigative department of the Tverskoy District Committee, Marat Tambiev, who has been in a pre-trial detention center since 2022.
According to investigators, the suspects united into a criminal group that periodically received bribes from persons involved in various criminal cases.
The largest episode was the transfer of 2718.6 BTC (~7.3 billion rubles) by members of the hacker group Infraud Organization for failure to seize their assets.
In July, the Nikulinsky District Court of Moscow seized 1032.1 BTC from Tambiev for state income. Access codes for two accounts were stored on the suspect’s computer in a folder called “Pension.” The remaining assets were allegedly received by Lyakhovenko and Gubin.
According to the investigation, knowing about 5212.9 BTC in the hackers’ wallets, the defendants in the case prepared inspection protocols for the seized cold wallets, indicating the absence of cryptocurrency in them.
Let us remind you that according to lawyer Vadim Bagaturia, 654 BTC “disappeared” from the bribery case.
The lawyer also pointed out multiple inconsistencies in the handwriting examination of the notes found on Tambiev’s computer.
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