The Nikulinsky Court of Moscow on Thursday postponed until November 23 the hearing on the merits of the case against the ex-plenipotentiary of the head of Chechnya in Ukraine, Ramzan Tsitsulaev. The reason for the postponement was not the appearance of the accused Tsitsulpayev. This outcome of the hearings was predicted by the VChK-OGPU telegram channel. Tsitsulaev is charged with such a set of articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation that a long term is guaranteed, despite the fact that sometimes miracles happen to "Chechen affairs". Leaving the pre-trial detention center in February 2020 without any measure of restraint, Tsitsulaev immediately flew to Chechnya, from where he is clearly not going to get out. In order for him to sign the end of the acquaintance, the investigator had to fly to Grozny. Tsitsulaev will face the fate of his close friend, ex-adviser to the head of Chechnya Shaa Turlaev (on the federal wanted list for organizing attempts on the lives of Isa Imadayev and Saygidpasha Umakhanov) - to stay all the time within Chechnya, sometimes enjoying trips to Turkey.
If to be objective, then, of course, the case in which Tsitsulaev is accused is extremely “crooked” and “lame”. For example, it was initially stated that when Tsitsulaev took $ 250,000 from the wife of the imprisoned businessman Novikov for his release, he did not even think about doing anything. That is, he cheated. I appropriated the money for myself. And at the end of the investigation, Tsitsulaev was charged with bribery. It turned out that he completely gave 250 thousand to the ex-employee of the state security organs Marina. And initially in the materials of the case there were indications and information that the money reached someone from law enforcement officers through it. But this direction was simply hushed up. And it turned out that Tsitsulaev gave a bribe, and Marin had already cheated. Rucriminal.info publishes an excerpt from the indictment, which describes this episode.
“He (Tsitsulaev R.L.) committed an attempt to bribe, that is, deliberate actions aimed at bribing an official through an intermediary for committing deliberately illegal actions committed on an especially large scale, while the crime was not brought to an end according to circumstances beyond his control, namely:
No later than 07.10.2014, Tsitsulaev R.L., being in Moscow, having received from an unidentified source information about the presence in the proceedings of the Investigative Department for the Central Administrative District of the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the city of Moscow (hereinafter - the SU for the Central Administrative District Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow) of criminal case No. 815076, initiated by the indicated investigative unit on 10/07/2014 on the grounds of crimes provided for in paragraphs. "A", "c", "g", "g", "h" part 2 of Art. 126 and item "b" part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, on the fact of the abduction of Argun Ya.B. and Zakriev A.A., as well as the subsequent extortion of the latter's property and the right to his property in the form of money in the amount of 109,000,000 rubles, being the organizer of this crime, being aware that during the investigation, along with other persons in Within the framework of this case, his acquaintance, Novikov A.N., was brought to criminal responsibility for the commission of the described crimes, in respect of whom the Presnensky District Court of Moscow chose a preventive measure in the form of detention on 10/08/2014, realizing the inevitability of criminal liability for the crimes committed, Tsitsulaev R.L. made a decision to protect himself and other accomplices from those incriminated to A.N. Novikov. acts and disclosures on the part of law enforcement officials by preventing the latter from giving confessions that expose all persons involved in criminal activities.
To this end, Tsitsulaev R.L., no later than 10/12/2014, made a decision to find an intermediary between him and the officials, from among the employees of the investigative and other law enforcement agencies for their further bribery and transfer of monetary reward (bribes) to them, for illegal change previously elected in relation to the accused Novikov A.N. preventive measures, other than imprisonment, and further termination in relation to the last criminal prosecution, believing that, thus, will create conditions that will deprive the investigation of the possibility of involving other persons in the case as accused, including Tsitsulaev R himself .L.
In pursuance of the resulting intent aimed at giving a bribe to an official through an intermediary, for knowingly committing illegal actions, acting both in his personal interests and in the interests of A.N. Novikov, while in Moscow, Tsitsulaev R.L., at an unspecified time, but not earlier than 10/12/2014, he turned to his friend Marina I.N., since the latter served for a long time in the state security bodies of the Russian Federation, and due to the length of his work, he had various extensive connections among law enforcement officials, about than Tsitsulaev R.L. was reliably known by offering him for a monetary reward to take part in planned crime, acting as an intermediary in the transfer of bribes to officials, whose powers include the adoption of procedural decisions in criminal case No. 815076.
In turn, Marin I.N., having a higher military education, significant work experience in the state security agencies of the Russian Federation, having, due to previously replaced positions, knowledge and professional skills in conducting procedural actions and operational search measures, decided to take advantage of this circumstance for the purpose of illegal personal selfish enrichment, choosing the funds of Tsitsulaev R.L. as an object of criminal encroachment, on an especially large scale, while acting by deception, informing the latter knowingly untrue information that he has extensive personal connections and significant authority among the employees of the SU for the Central Administrative District of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Department of Russia in Moscow, with the help of which it is possible for a monetary remuneration to act as an intermediary when giving a bribe to officials of the specified investigative unit
In the course of subsequent negotiations held between Tsitsulaev R.L. and Marina I.N. in the period from 10/12/2014 to 11/01/2014, held in various districts of Moscow unidentified by the investigation, the latter, acting by deception, in pursuance of his criminal intent aimed at committing fraudulent actions, convinced RL Tsitsulaev that to achieve favorable for Novikov A.N., and, accordingly, other accomplices in the crimes of the consequences, it is possible only by transferring through him (Marina I.N.) in the near future a monetary reward in the amount of 250,000 euros, which is at the rate of the Central Bank of Russia on the specified date amounted to at least 13,180,475 (thirteen million one hundred eighty thousand four hundred and seventy five) rubles for their further transfer to the officials of the SU in the Central Administrative District of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in Moscow. At the same time, Marin I.N. stated to Tsitsulaev R.L. that for the transferred monetary remuneration he guarantees the adoption by the employees of the investigating authorities of the final procedural decisions in criminal case No. 815076, expressed in a partial termination in respect of A.N. Novikov. criminal prosecution on charges of committing especially grave crimes, provided for in paragraphs. "A", "c", "g", "g", "h", part 2 of article 126, item "b", part 3 of article. 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and re-qualification of the latter's actions for a crime of average gravity, provided for in Part 2 of Art. 330 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which will entail a change in the previously elected in relation to Novikov A.N. preventive measures in the form of taking into custody, for another, not related to deprivation of liberty, and in addition, will protect Tsitsulaev R.L. and other persons from being brought to criminal responsibility.
In fact, Marin I.N. to any of the officials of the SU in the Central Administrative District of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in Moscow, money for actions in the interests of A.N. Novikov. and his accomplices did not intend to transfer, he could not influence the outcome of this criminal case, about which he was reliably aware, did not intend to take any actions in the interests of these persons, nor could he guarantee that the investigating authorities would make decisions in their favor, and funds of Tsitsulaeva R.L. on an especially large scale Marin I.N. fraudulently planned to kidnap and appropriate, dispose of them at his discretion.
Convinced by I.N. he has the ability to influence the course of the investigation of criminal case No. 815076, Tsitsulaev R.L., acting in pursuance of his criminal intent, aimed at giving a bribe to an official for knowingly illegal actions, on an especially large scale, believing that by his actions he will protect himself and his accomplices from the subsequent prosecution, agreed to the conditions of Marina I.N., who, in turn, assumed the obligations of an intermediary in transferring a bribe to employees of the SU in the Central Administrative District of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow.
In order to conceal their true role in committing fraud on an especially large scale, being aware of the forms and methods of detecting corruption crimes, fearing exposure by law enforcement officials, and also in order to exclude direct contact with R.L. Tsiulaev. and personal receipt of money from him, Marin I.N., at a time not established by the investigation, but no later than 03.11.2014, attracted to the commission of a crime, ignorant of the true criminal intentions of his last acquaintance, Stupin E.L., who agreed on the same day , at the request of Marina I.N. to meet with Tsitsulaev R.L. and receive a package from him, for subsequent transfer to Marina IN, who in turn gave instructions to RL Tsitsulaev. transfer funds to E.L. Stupin.
In pursuance of previously reached agreements, Tsitsulaev R.L., 03.11.2014 in the period from 15:00 to 16:00, being near the hotel "Golden Ring" at the address : Moscow, st. Smolenskaya, 5, gave Stupin E.L. for subsequent transfer to Marina I.N. cash in the amount of 318,000 (three hundred eighteen thousand) US dollars, which at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia as of the indicated date amounted to at least 13,344,138 (thirteen million three hundred forty-four thousand one hundred thirty-eight) rubles 60 kopecks, equivalent to 250,000 euros, that is, on an especially large scale.
Stupin E.L., having no real information about their intended purpose and the recipient of this money, acting on behalf of Marina I.N., on the same day, at about 17:00, handed it over to his friend Pavlinova I.A. ., unaware of the criminal actions of Tsitsulaeva R.L. and Marina I.N., acting, as well as Stupin E.L., on behalf of the latter, which she handed over to Marina I.N. at a time not established by the investigation, but no later than 06.11.2014, in an apartment at the place of joint residence with him, located at the address: Moscow, st. Boris Zhigulenkov, 7, apt. 70.
Having received, in the period from 03.11.2014 to 06.11.2014, by deception, the funds of Tsitsulaeva R.L. in the amount of 318,000 (three hundred eighteen thousand) US dollars, which at the rate of the Central Bank of Russia for the specified period amounted to at least 13,344,138 (thirteen million three hundred forty four thousand one hundred thirty eight) rubles 60 kopecks, that is, on an especially large scale, Marine I.N., being at an unknown time and place in Moscow, told R.L. Tsitsulaev. knowingly untrue information about the alleged transfer of a bribe in the form of money to officials of the Investigative Directorate of the Central Administrative District of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow, for the deliberately illegal adoption of procedural decisions on the partial termination of criminal prosecution against the person accused of committing crimes under paragraphs. "A", "c", "d", "g", "h", part 2 of article 126, item "b" of part 3 of article. 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Novikova A.N. in criminal case No. 815076, re-qualification of his actions for a less serious crime, under Part 2 of Art. 330 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and changing the previously chosen measure of restraint in the form of detention, to another, not related to imprisonment, while in fact, he stole and appropriated the indicated funds, disposing of them at his discretion.
Tsitsulaev R.L. committed deliberate actions aimed at giving a bribe to an official through an intermediary for knowingly committing illegal actions committed on an especially large scale, while the crime was not brought to an end due to circumstances beyond his control, that is, he committed a crime under Part 3 of Art. 30, part 5 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (as amended by Federal Law dated 04.05.2011 No. 97 - FZ) ".
To be continued