The Investigative Committee has launched an investigation in connection with information about the falsification of evidence in the case of Vladimir Vorontsov, the founder of the “Police Ombudsman” public page. It is reported by TASS, quoting documents of the Investigative Committee.
According to investigators, in October 2017, he extorted 300,000 rubles from a former policeman from Moscow “for not distributing his intimate photographs.” Not having received money, he, according to the investigation, published pictures in one of his communities on the social network. In the second episode of extortion, he allegedly acted in a similar way against a Saransk police officer. In addition, Vorontsov is accused of publishing records discrediting the honor and dignity of law enforcement officers and one of the lawyers in the community he created, the “Police Ombudsman”.
Vorontsov does not admit guilt and considers his case as revenge for his activities as the founder of the Police Ombudsman project.
In October 2021, it became known that supporters of the “Police Ombudsman” Vladimir Vorontsov deceived the investigationto expose the falsifications in his case. A video of this was posted on YouTube. Among the creators of the video was Irina Andina, dismissed from the law enforcement agencies of Saransk, who was the victim in the case. However, she retracted her earlier testimony and gave new ones. As it turned out from the film, Andina became the victim intentionally, she did it to help Vorontsov expose the investigators who fabricated criminal cases against him.
Vorontsov’s lawyers appealed to the prosecutor’s office, the FSB and the Investigative Committee with a statement to check the falsification of evidence. According to Vorontsov’s lawyer Alexander Samukhov, if a criminal case is initiated as a result of the check, the court will be obliged to return the case against Vorontsov for additional investigation, otherwise the verdict based on illegal evidence will be unjust.