The killer of Alexei Kozlov drops on the Magomedov brothers

Banker Alexei Frenkel, convicted of the murder of the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank, Andrei Kozlov, intends to testify about the involvement of the Magomedov brothers in contract killings and money laundering, his lawyer said in a statement to the investigator.
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Sentenced in 2008 to the 19 years of the maximum security colony as the customer of the murder of the First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Andrei Kozlov, the financier Alexei Frenkel wants to testify in the case of the Magomedov brothers, “exposing [the persons involved in the case] of involvement in the contract killing and legalization of criminally acquired money ". This is stated in a statement by Frenkel’s lawyer, Eduard Gladilin, to the investigator of the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Nikolai Budilo, who is investigating the Magomedovs.

“We are not yet ready to publicly talk about the content of future testimonies so as not to interfere with the investigation. I can only say that my client had a desire to give new testimonies after the arrests of [the former deputy head of the K department of the FSB Dmitry] Frolov and a number of participants in the banking market of that period, ”said Gladilin RBC.

In late April, Frolov was arrested along with the head of the 2nd department of management “K” and his former subordinate Kirill Cherkalin in the framework of the theft of 490 million rubles. businessman Sergey Glyadelkin. Among the defendants in the case are also the operative of the “K” department Andrey Vasilyev, as well as the former heads of Eurofinance Mosnarbank Vladimir Stolyarenko and Alexander Bondarenko.

Dmitry Tselyakov, the former deputy head of the department for the fight against organized crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, who investigated for zero crimes in the banking sector, explained to RBC that Frolov, who represented the “bank” department of the “K” department of the FSB, was the operative escort in the case of Kozlov’s murder.

“He even received a medal for this case,” says Tselyakov. - At that time we were listening and recording telephone conversations [on criminal gang cases in the banking industry]. Only a small part of these records went into the Kozlov murder case. In March 2007, we questioned Frenkel on the content of some of them, but he did not go to work with the investigation then. He told a little about the officials of the Bank of Russia, then he closed himself, as the main issues were more serious. "

According to Tselyakov, the original interrogation of Frenkel was seized from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but was not attached to the case of Kozlov’s murder, but “to the case where the victim was [the current shareholder of the Crimean Genbank] Yevgeny Dvoskin.”

The Kozlov murder case

The Central Bank’s first deputy chairman Andrei Kozlov and his driver were shot dead in Moscow in September 2006 after a football match between Central Bank employees. In 2008, Alexey Frenkel was recognized as the customer of the Kozlov murder, who was sentenced to 19 years in a maximum security colony. The court sentenced the alleged mediators Liana Askerov and Boris Shafray to 13 and 14 years in prison. The perpetrators - Alexei Polovinkin and Maxim Proglyad, the court sentenced to life imprisonment and 24 years in prison, respectively.

The actual organizer businessman from Ukraine Bogdan Pogorzhevsky received the least punishment - six years in a maximum security colony. It was he who gave the key evidence of involvement in the murder of Kozlov Frenkel. Frenkel himself denied any involvement in the murder.

In May, RBC announced a new arrest of Pogorzhevsky, after leaving the colony who changed his name to Ilya Raevsky. Now Pogorzhevsky is suspected of embezzlement and embezzlement of funds in an especially large amount (part 4 of article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). RBC sources said that the arrest of Raevsky was connected with the investigation of the central office of the Investigative Committee on the withdrawal of 800 million from the Chelyabinsk reserve bank (the license was revoked in August 2017).

In 2008, in the Moscow City Court, in the trial of the Kozlov murder, Pogorzhevsky refused to testify and offered to hear the interrogation protocols at the investigation stage. The materials announced in the court said that on December 28, 2006, Pogorzhevsky confessed to 38 Petrovka, where he stated that, "realizing the full gravity of the deed, he decided to repent of the crime." According to the investigation, it was Pogorzhevsky who transferred money and weapons to the killers. The pistols were purchased by him allegedly for $ 500 from an unknown person at the Sim-Sim restaurant on Krasnaya Presnya. Pogorzhevsky testified to the investigation eight times and constantly called various amounts received for the Kozlov murder, from $ 20 thousand to $ 50 thousand.

What Frenkel knows about the Magomedovs

“Frenkel knows a lot about those who worked with Dagestan flows, for example, through Diamond Bank, about [the arrested chairman of the board of directors of Baltika Bank] Oleg Vlasov, and he, in turn, about many transits through Ukraine and Moldova,” - assures the former operative Tselyakov.

The owner of Sumy, Ziyavudin Magomedov, as well as his brother, ex-Senator Magomed Magomedov, are accused of creating a criminal community (part 1 of article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), as well as embezzlement ( Part 4 of Art.160). The case has seven episodes of theft; they are associated with theft at the construction of the Arena Baltika stadium and Khrabrovo airport in Kaliningrad, the reclamation of a 16-hectare site near Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg, as well as with theft from the Federal Network Company. The total damage in the case is 2.5 billion rubles. In addition to this, Magomed Magomedov is charged with illegal arms trafficking (Article 222 of the Criminal Code) - during the search he found two pistols.

The investigation also considers the head of Intex, a member of the Summa group, Arthur Maksidov, hiding in the UAE Eldar Nagaplov and arrested in Moscow a financier Alexander Kabanov, a member of the OC Magomedov.

After the publication of the note, the lawyer of Ziyavudin Magomedov, Alexander Gofshtein, stated that his client “categorically insists on total non-involvement in this episode, he has nothing to do with the forcible deprivation of life of the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Kozlov”. If “such a statement is made, then it’s impossible for us to consider this as a reservation on the part of the person convicted of parole for this crime, that is, Frenkel,” said the lawyer on Kommersant FM.