Trial of decision-maker lawyer begins in Chelyabinsk

Trial of decision-maker lawyer begins in Chelyabinsk
Oleg Zaytsev Photo: Ura.ru

Oleg Zaytsev had wide connections within the criminal world and law enforcement agencies. This is being related to an organized crime group headed by Ruslan Kilievich that had allegedly been patronized by a former Federal Security Service Directorate officer Oleg Natalchenko. The crime group had also been a core driver for almost disbanding the criminal investigation department of the police.

Criminal case against Oleg Zaytsev, a lawyer well-known within the criminal world, has been sent to Traktorozavodsky district court. He is accused of being an intermediary of giving a bribe to Aleksander Esipov, a former deputy head of the investigation branch of Kurchatovsky district, reports the media office of the region’s Prosecution Service.

Complaint about Zaytsev and Esipov has been made by an owner of a sauna and several firms. In December, searches were carried out in her office. All property was seized in the criminal case related to non-payment of taxes by her partner. During a questioning with Esipov, the woman asked to bring back the property. Esipov gave her a lawyer’s visiting card and told to solve the issues with the help of the latter. Zaytsev tool $16.7 thousand from her in order to hand it on to Esipov; he also offered her to close the case for 5 million rubles ($75.6 thousand). Then, the woman reported to the Federal Security Service. Zaytsev and Esipov were detained. They pleaded guilty.

By the time, Oleg Zaytsev had wide connections within the criminal world and law enforcement agencies. This is being related to an organized crime group headed by Ruslan Kilievich that had allegedly been patronized by a former Federal Security Service Directorate officer Oleg Natalchenko. The crime group had also been a core driver for almost disbanding the criminal investigation department of the police. Zaytsev had supported the organizers of a massacre at a rock-festival Tornado when criminal leaders - with a wave of a magic wand - got away scot-free with ‘foot soldiers’ having been sent behind bars. In Chelyabinsk region, Oleg Zaytsev had the reputation of the criminal world’s decision maker - the reason he lost the status of the lawyer. He received new documents in Tyumen region.

The lawyer Oleg Zaytsev is accused on charges of item 3bof article 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (mediation in bribery on a large scale). He shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of 10 years.

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