Woman that 'ordered' ex-deputy minister of housing and communal services of Moscow region detained
A former official himself was convicted of the abduction and murder of a Lipetsk deputy.
A woman hired a killer to murder a former official in Moscow. According to REN TV, 44-year-old Elena D. handed over 50 thousand rubles ($757.7) to a might-have-been killer for eliminating the former Deputy Minister of Housing and Communal Services of the Moscow region, Yevgeny Kharitonov.
After that, she was detained, and her criminal intent was not meant to happen. A criminal case has been opened against her. Her motives are still unknown.
Notably, in 2015, Kharitonov was sentenced to 7 years in prison for organizing the abduction and murder of Lipetsk deputy Mikhail Pakhomov.
Kharitonov, together with his sister's husband, businessman Sergey Krasovsky, who headed Mosoblkommunalstroy state unitary enterprise, organized the attack on the deputy because of the loss of no-show jobs. It was not excluded that Kharitonov and Krasovsky provided Pakhomov with state orders, and the latter gave them generous kickbacks.
On February 12, 2013 Pakhomov and his wife returned to Lipetsk from Moscow. Pakhomov went to a restaurant in the city center by car. When the deputy left the establishment at about 12:00 and tried to get into the car, he was attacked by four kidnappers, who had been watching him for more than two months prior to that. The residents of Korolyov, hired by the customers of the crime Kharitonov and Krasovsky, twisted Pakhomov and shoved him into their car.
Near the town of Bogoroditsk, the kidnappers were supposed to change cars to take the deputy further, but as it turned out, they overdid their part on the way, severely beating Pakhomov and shooting at him several times from pistol. As a result, he almost did not show signs of life in Bogoroditsk.
Later, an examination showed that Pakhomov died of asphyxiation on the way to the place where he was supposed to be kept.
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