The Moscow City Court sentenced to five years in prison a strict regime and a fine of 32 million rubles. former head of the Department of Homeland Security of the Investigative Committee of Russia (RCF), Alexander Lamonov. In addition, he is deprived of the rank of colonel of justice. The defendant was accused of involvement in a corrupt scheme, the purpose of which was the release from the arrest of the criminal authority of Andrei Kochuykov (Italian). Alexander Lamonov concluded a pre-trial cooperation agreement and gave testimony to his former boss, Mikhail Maksimenko. He received 13 years of colony. The term appointed to Alexander Lamonov allows him about a year and a half to apply for parole.
"Recognize Lamonov as guilty and assign him a five-year prison sentence with serving a sentence in a strict-regime prison, assign him a fine of 32 million rubles. and deprive him of a special rank of Colonel of Justice "- this decision on the case of the former head of the department of his own security, the CIA Alexander Lamonov announced today the presiding judge of the Moscow City Court.
The case was examined in a special order and closed procedure. The last circumstance was caused by the fact that the materials of the investigation contained secret operational materials. Alexander Lamonov admitted guilt at the stage of the investigation and concluded a pre-trial agreement with the prosecutor's office on cooperation with the investigation. As part of the agreement, he gave testimony to his former head of the ex-chief of the Main Directorate of Interdepartmental Cooperation and his own security of the TFR, Mikhail Maksimenko.
As already told Kommersant, Mikhail Maksimenko and Alexander Lamonov, according to the investigation, were involved in a corrupt scheme to get Andrei Kochyukov (Italian) out of the arrest and to mitigate the charges against him. The Italian was taken into custody after a resonant shooting at the Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow at the end of 2015. The thief-in-law, Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy), tried to get his nearest comrade-in-arms free by bribing high-ranking personnel of the TFR (Shakro and the Italian have already been convicted of extortion for an impressive period). As they say in the case, Colonel Maksimenko took the Italian case of € 500,000 for his interference in the case of the Italian CIA in Moscow under investigation, and Alexander Lamonov, according to him, provided intermediary services to the chief, having received a tenth of the total compensation for this. To realize the conceived officers, however, it was not possible: the FSB detained the Italian at the exit from the SIZO, and a little later - and the officers of the TFR.
The state prosecutor demanded for the defendant Lamonov six years of a colony of strict regime, deprivation of the rank of colonel and a fine of 23 million rubles. Thus, the officer was originally requested a period below the lower limit of punishment provided for in Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (bribe in a large amount) - from 8 to 15 years.
In turn, the defense asked the court to recognize the "active assistance of a group crime participant in the disclosure of this crime" by "exceptional circumstances" and to reduce the time requested by the prosecutor. In addition, the lawyer petitioned the court for the requalification of the crime committed by her client from an especially grave one to a grave one, which would allow him to take his day in jail (and he spent two years behind bars) for a day and a half from the sentence and immediately after the sentence ask for parole. However, the court did not re-qualify the prosecution and appointed Alexander Lamonov five years in a strict-regime colony, thus depriving him of the right to "recount" the punishment. However, even in this situation, the former colonel will be able to apply for UDO in about a year and a half. In addition, the defense still has the opportunity to mitigate the punishment in the appellate instance, and, as attorney Olga Lukmanova has already said, a corresponding complaint will be filed.