The FSB roof did not help the hackers
28.02.2024 16:26

As it became known to, the 235th Garrison Military Court refused to accept a complaint from a witness in a criminal case against the leading officer of the Russian FSB Directorate for the Perm Territory, Grigory Tsaregorodtsev (head of the department of the Perm Directorate of the FSB, which carries out activities in the field of information security) for the arrest of large sums of money. and gold bars. Liya Sagadeeva asked to cancel the arrest of 4.5 million rubles, 154.5 thousand dollars and 100 gold bars belonging to her. The complaint alleged, in particular, that during the search the witnesses were directly subordinate to the investigator and were actually absent during the investigative action. According to Sagadeeva, other procedural violations were also committed.

The seized money and bullion were recognized as material evidence in the Tsaregorodtsev case. The court concluded that the witness “is not deprived of the opportunity to make a corresponding request during the criminal proceedings against” the FSB officer, and the demands put forward in her complaint “can currently be the subject of verification only during the criminal proceedings, as well as when considering a case by a court of appeal or cassation.”

The criminal case against Tsaregorodtsev is being considered by the Perm Garrison Military Court. The next meeting is scheduled for March 4. The FSB officer was charged under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (receiving a bribe on an especially large scale). As previously reported by the Cheka-OGPU, Tsaregorodtsev, who headed the department in the field of information security, received about 150 million rubles for concealing the activities of a group of hackers.

Earlier, the telegram channel VChK-OGPU reported that the head of the Perm FSB department, Grigory Tsaregorodtsev, who was arrested for a 100 million bribe, protected a large hacker group that traded information from bank cards. They paid him for his patronage, and then gave him 100 million rubles for their release.


In February 2022, it became known about the defeat of another gang of hacker carders. 6 members of the group were detained: businessman Vladislav Gilev, founder of a large company selling metal structures Artem Bystrykh, general director of the Saratovfilm Film Company Denis Pachevsky, businessman Alexander Kovalev, unemployed Yaroslav Solovyov and the head of the famous Perm IT office Get-Net Artem Zaitsev. The Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested all six suspects in case No. 12201007754000092, initiated under Article 187 Part 2 - illegal circulation of payment funds.

As the Cheka-OGPU managed to find out, the hackers sold data from European and American cards and also stole money from them. The work was carried out through two sites - and Traffic from them went to the data center, the base of which belongs to Zaitsev’s Get-Net LLC. In Perm, he is a well-known programmer, and his company supplies services to the local FSB. For example, in 2016, security officers purchased communication channels from Zaitsev, and the following year they rented premises.

After the arrest of the hackers, investigators from the Ministry of Internal Affairs began to notice a strange interest in the topic on the part of the head of the FSB department for the Perm Territory. Grigory Tsaregorodtsev tried in every possible way to transfer the detainees to the Perm pre-trial detention center under the pretext of carrying out certain events. It turned out that Tsaregorodtsev acted as a “roof” for a group of hackers in exchange for monthly payments.

Moreover, a classified witness in the case: the girl said that Vladislav Gilev, who previously headed the trade and construction company Uralenergostroy (one of the partners of Transtechcom Bystrykh), gave Tsaregorodtsev 100 million rubles in cash. The transfer was carried out by their mutual friend, Gilev’s business partner, Alexander Kovalev. Also, according to the witness, through her Tsaregorodtsev tried to calm the hackers, claiming that he was making every effort to get them out of prison. However, after a year behind bars and multiple court rejections of defense motions and appeals regarding mitigation of the preventive measure, the detainees allegedly decided to “dump” their curator and betrayed the fact of transferring money intended to bribe investigators.

According to the Cheka-OGPU, Tsaregorodtsev protected these same hackers for seven years, primarily the group of Kovalev and Gilev. Moreover, they didn’t just give him money every month, the cybercriminals helped him, using someone else’s passport data, vacation with his whole family in the best hotels in Russia (not allowed to travel abroad).

In 2015, having started receiving money for patronage in order to justify where expensive real estate and cars suddenly began to appear in the family, Tsaregorodtsev opened Resurs LLC (TIN 5908007183) in the name of his wife’s father, his father-in-law Tsitko Sergei Stanislavovich (TIN 5908007183), through which he cashed out money and bought real estate , cars, registering for father-in-law and mother-in-law.

So, since 2015, they have had Lexus cars for all the women in the family (Tsaregorodtsev’s mother, sister, wife, mother-in-law). My father-in-law has two Mercedes, Tsaregorodtsev himself has a Jaguar, then a Range Rover.

Also, two private houses were purchased for the father-in-law. oma in the elite village of Ust-Tary on the Kama River.

During the search, Tsaregorodtsev was found to have a collection of expensive pens and watches, as well as valuables worth 25 million rubles.

The relationship with hackers of a high-ranking employee of the FSB of the Russian Federation grew into a friendly one; they communicated as families and spent weekends together. When the hackers were imprisoned by investigators from Moscow, they gave Tsaregorodtsev 100 million rubles for him to organize their transfer to Perm and release. And they waited for a long time - a year - for help, but they don’t abandon friends. But they didn’t receive it from Tsaregorodtsev. After this, they decided to write statements about giving a bribe, for which the preventive measure for them was replaced from being in a pre-trial detention center to house arrest.

Timofey Grishin