FAN disclosed details of Korotkov’s criminal activities in the police

FAN disclosed particulars of Korotkov’s prison actions within the police
International Look Press-Nikolay Gyngazov

Denis Korotkov began his profession in journalism in 2011. He got here to “Fontanka” with no specialised training and any work expertise. Already at the moment, the primary rumors appeared that he was a person with critical connections. Korotkov spoke a bit about his previous in an interview with Meduza in 2017.

Earlier than changing into a correspondent, Korotkov labored within the patrol service of the Ministry of Inner Affairs and was an operative in one of many then police departments of the Frunzensky District of St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, little is understood about his work within the organs, since he himself by no means shared the main points of the previous, rigorously hiding it.

Because the journalists of the Federal Information Company came upon, Korotkov was engaged in “masking” brothels and was repeatedly suspected of bribery. Whereas nonetheless in regulation enforcement, he realized that he needed to earn greater than the common policeman in Russia. Korotkov, in accordance with the interlocutors of the journalists, cleaned out drug addicts caught red-handed and ultimately made a enterprise out of it.

As well as, FAN came upon that there’s a doc within the archives of the St. Petersburg prosecutor’s workplace, which accommodates a refusal to provoke a prison case in opposition to Denis Korotkov. The long run journalist shot the knees of a 33-year-old native of Ukraine Ivan Kovban, a member of one of many organized crime teams. The rationale for this was not solely the violent character of the “fighter for the reality”, but in addition gangster squabbles. Kovban was discovered within the hospital with critical accidents the subsequent day after the crew of the patrol service, led by Korotkov, stopped him. Later, a conclusion was found about the truth that Korotkov had used weapons. After the torture of Korotkov, Kovban remained disabled for the remainder of his life.

“His knees had been shot, his face was bruised, two ribs had been damaged. At first, they thought that he was so overwhelmed by brothers from one other organized prison group. However when he regained consciousness, he mentioned that he was detained by the police, ”mentioned one of many surviving mates and accomplices of Kovban Aleksey.

Learn extra in regards to the journalists’ investigation of Korotkov’s previous on the FAN web site.

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