According to media sources, Polyakov is suspected of extortion (Article 163 of the Criminal Code) from politicians and businessmen. After his arrest, he was taken for interrogation to the investigative department of the Moscow Interior Ministry for interrogation. His procedural status in the criminal case is still unknown.
RBC writes that Polyakov is a former FSB officer. According to 112, he is also associated with the Siloviki and Brief Telegram channels. Baza claims that he was also involved in the administration of the Nezygar channel. “The admins of the telegram channels called him ‘Uncle Misha FSB’,” writes Baza.