Source The case of an accomplice in an attempt to steal 15 billion rubles will be considered in a special order. As it became known to Kommersant, the court in a special order will consider the criminal case of Grigory Zherenov, a participant in hostilities in the Donbass, who is accused of falsifying evidence to knowingly illegally prosecute three co-owners and a top manager of a large company Merlion. The participants in the scam, according to the investigation, expected to receive 15 billion rubles, and in the future – a percentage of the company's turnover.
In the course of the investigation conducted by the Main Investigation Department (GSU) of the ICR, Grigory Zherenov fully admitted the charges against him, concluded a cooperation agreement with the Prosecutor General's Office and actively assisted in establishing the truth in the case. In this regard, his criminal case was separated into a separate proceeding and sent to the Khoroshevsky District Court of Moscow, which will consider it in a special order.
Thanks, among other things, to the testimony of Mr. an entire organized criminal group to commit crimes against Merlion co-owners Oleg Karchev, Vladislav Mangutov and Alexei Abramov, as well as the company's top manager Boris Levin.
Their goal was to “seize the funds of the victims” in the amount of at least 15 billion rubles, seize their business assets and “receive criminal rent in the amount of 2% from the turnover of the companies included in Merlion.”
According to the version The Main Investigative Committee of the ICR, the group was created by Kirill Kachur, a former investigator of the ICR for the Moscow Region. He acted with the support of his father, a well-known solver Vitaliy Kachur, previously convicted of serious mercenary crimes, and after serving his sentence, he lived in the UAE.
According to the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, realizing that the effectiveness of criminal activity will increase significantly when acting law enforcement officers are used in it, the organizer attracted Alexei Nesnov, the investigator of the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee for the North-Western District of Moscow, the former General Director of Merlion Vyacheslav Simonenko and “other persons from among law enforcement officials.” Guided by violent motives, the investigation believes, they agreed with the proposal of Mr. Kachur, united in an organized crime group to falsify evidence in criminal cases, detain obviously innocent victims and illegally bring them to criminal liability.
The group's actions were Grigory Zherenov, a former fighter of the international brigade “Pyatnashka” of the DPR, was also involved, who, not being a member of the organized criminal group, for a fee of 15 million rubles. agreed to assist investigator Nesnov in falsifying evidence.
Having received a deposit of 5 million rubles, Zherenov agreed to act as the perpetrator of the fictitious attempted murder of Mr. Simonenko.
According to the Main Investigative Committee of the ICR, he coordinated his actions with a member of a criminal group, at the direction of Kachur Jr., he memorized the texts of testimony prepared by him, which did not correspond to reality, for their subsequent inclusion in a confession and other protocols of investigative actions. According to the photograph of Boris Levin, he called him the mastermind behind the murder, “knowingly that this information was false.”
Based on the protocols of investigative actions falsified with the participation of Zherenov, Boris Levin, Oleg Karchev, Vladislav Mangutov and Aleksey Abramov were detained and arrested by the court. They were charged with organizing the arson of the house of Mr. Simonenko near Krasnogorsk with the aim of killing him (Article 105 and Article 167 of the Criminal Code). As a result, businessmen from October 2020 to February 2022, as the investigation has now established, were illegally prosecuted for committing a particularly serious crime, after which they were all fully rehabilitated. In turn, Messrs. Zherenov and Simonenko were arrested, and Messrs. Kachur and Nesnov were put on the wanted list.