The first deputy director of the FSB, Sergei Smirnov, may be involved in the murder of the first deputy head of the Central Bank, Andrei Kozlov. In any case, the former banker Alexei Frenkel, convicted of this murder of 19 years in a colony, declared this. It is difficult to say how true this is, but the name of General Smirnov has more than once been associated with scandals in the banking sector, in particular, with the case of Colonel-billionaire Kirill Cherkalin.
FSB instead of Sum
In early August, it became known that the former VIP Bank board member Alexei Frenkel, who is currently serving a 19-year sentence in the colony in the case of the murder of the Central Bank’s first deputy chairman Andrei Kozlov, announced his readiness to testify against the co-owners of the Summa group . According to Frenkel, he is ready to confirm the involvement of the brothers Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov in the murder of Kozlov.
This news was disseminated by many media outlets, citing lawyer Frenkel, who confirmed the consent of his client to testify in a high-profile murder case. At the same time, Radio Liberty announced the receipt of a letter from banker Alexei Frenkel from the colony, which outlines a slightly different version of what happened.
From the letter, the authenticity of which was confirmed to journalists by Frenkel’s lawyer Eduard Gladilin, it follows that the former banker is ready to testify not against the Magomedov brothers, who have already hastened to refute any involvement in the murder, but against the first FSB deputy director Sergei Smirnov, whom he called guilty of his arrest. Frenkel pleaded not guilty to the murder and considers his case to be fabricated. He believes that General Smirnov has something to do with Kozlov’s murder, since it was this general who ostensibly oversaw the operation to cover up traces and divert attention from the real customers of the murder.
General and coffers
According to the convicted banker, two weeks before the murder of Kozlov, he met with characters known in the financial market - the “cash-in”: Ivan Myazin and Evgeny Dvoskin. The next meeting with Dvoskin and Myazin took place a month and a half after the murder of Kozlov. After this conversation on Frenkel, "a massive attack" began in the media, he was called the owner of the "empire of laundering banks."
“At the third meeting, on January 10, 2007, the first deputy head of the FSB, the newly-minted general Sergey Smirnov, also arrived. On the night of January 10-11, Frenkel was detained. Frenkel is convinced: Myazin and Dvoskin, who presented Frenkel Smirnova as a “genius of financial transactions”, simply carried out “inspections”, presented him to the general as a future “victim” who will be appointed as the organizer of Kozlov’s murder, ”Radio Liberty writes with reference to the banker's letter .