Mosmonitor: Falsified evidence found in Mikhail Khabarov’s case


The defense of Mikhail Khabarov, Chief Executive Officer of Trust Bank, sent petitions to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation to terminate the criminal case against the entrepreneur, and to the law enforcement agencies – a statement on bringing the perpetrators to criminal responsibility for knowingly giving false testimony and committing knowingly false denunciation. Khabarov’s lawyers reported this IA “Moscow Monitor”.

In their opinion, “the evidence that served as the basis for initiating a criminal case and underlying the charge turned out to be completely falsified.”

“In August 2020, Aleksandr Bogatikov, the co-owner of Business Lines LLC, filed an application with the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation about the alleged embezzlement of over 840 million rubles from him by Mikhail Khabarov. According to the lawyers of the latter, in the materials of the criminal case, the file Exel appears, transferred to the investigation by Bogatikov and allegedly containing information about the dates and amounts of money transferred to Khabarov, as well as a laptop with the same file, but with a different name. Later, the information from the file was transferred by the investigation to the decision to bring Khabarov as an accused, “Mosmonitor recalls.

“However, the conclusions of the examination carried out by the federal center of forensic examination under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, presented by the defense of Khabarov, showed the falsified nature of the file in the case. The following were recognized as signs of file falsification, in particular: mismatch of the dates of editing the file and turning on the laptop with the dates specified in the file; deliberate translation of the system time of the laptop; disabling automatic synchronization of system time via the Internet; failure of the sequence of events in the file edit system logs. In this regard, the experts of the center concluded that the file was falsified and could not have been created and changed on the dates indicated during the interrogation by the Bogatikov side, ”Mosmonitor reports. – Another examination, carried out by the federal center of forensic examination under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, found that the file from the laptop and the file presented to the investigation differ not only in name, but also in size, checksum of files, content and dates of storage. Contrary to the statements of Bogatikov’s side that this is one and the same file transferred from a laptop to a disk, it follows from the expert opinion that the file transferred to the investigation was not edited at all on this laptop ”.


Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.

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