The Tushinsky District Court of Moscow arrested the head of the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the metropolitan Basmanny district, Sergei Andreev, in the case of abuse of power (Part 1 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code). This was reported by a TASS correspondent from the court.
From the words of the investigator at the meeting, which the agency cites, it is difficult to understand what the essence of the charges is. So, according to her, Andreev, in his own interests and in the interests of a certain “foreign non-profit organization”, somehow exceeded his authority to seize financial assets from the victim – a Russian named Zuev. At the same time, Zuev’s lawyer argued in court that the police officer acted “in the interests of the Latvian bank.”
After the news about Andreev’s detention appeared, the Izvestia newspaper and the Mash and Shot telegram channels associated with the National Media Group , gave their version of the prosecution. They allege that Andreev, without evidence, opened a criminal case at the behest of his wife, who works for the Moscow law firm S&K Vertical. The bureau, according to the channels, “was engaged in knocking out debts from Russians to the closed Latvian bank ABLV.”
So, in the case of Zuev, according to Mash and Shot, Andreev in March instructed his subordinates to immediately initiate a case that he is allegedly involved in the remote theft of money from the Latvian company Tesida services limited Latvia. The beneficiaries of this company, which belongs to the Cyprus offshore, are Russians, and S&K provides legal services to it. On the same day, the police asked the banks for Andreev's account statements, but the prosecutor's office recognized the initiation of a criminal case as unfounded.
Representatives of the S&K Vertical bureau itself did not comment on the criminal case and the messages of the telegram channels.