“A trick for one certain case.” Experts call ‘thief in law’ Mukha Lyuberetsky’s renunciation of his title falsehood
Sources state that the thieves’ world took with a smile the fact that Mukha gives up on his title.
The fact that a ‘thief in law’ Oleg Mukhametshin-Degtyarev (aka Mukha Lyuberetsky) had given up on his title in front of the police has been taken with a smile within the thieves’ world, reports a source of Lenta.ru. The experts believes that Mukha was dishonest when he told a head of the Moscow police that he would give up on the title.
“He said he had never had the title of a ‘thief’, but that was not true. If Mukha lied once, how can one seriously take his other actions,” the source of the agency said.
It is noted that there have been cases during the history of the world of ‘thieves’ when one had given up on his title, and it has never been welcomed. However, a ‘thief’ must give up on his title in front of other ‘thieves’ and not in front of the police.
The expert believes that we should not anticipate cases like Mukha Lyuberetsky’s one, and his renunciation became a trick for one certain case. There’s no sense in the renunciation, as it does not relieve one from liability.
In May, 2019, a ‘thief in law’ Nikolay Kuzmichev (aka Kolya Tomsky) was detained in the Tomsk region. He reported to law enforcers he was not a ‘thief in law’ and does not have his criminal nickname. It was all recorded on video. It does not change anything for the police, however other ’thieves’ can deprive him of his title, believes a source of Lenta.ru.
Expert for a criminal culture earlier pointed out that in 2014, a 60-year-old ‘thief in law’ Aleksander Timoshenko (aka Timokha Gomelsky) told the police that he had never been a ‘thief in law’, and he was “a pensioner, an incapacitated person and no one else.” With that, sources note that he remained a right-hand man of a patriarch of the criminal world Viacheslav Ivankov (aka Yaponchik).
Mukha Lyuberetsky was ‘crowned’ in 1994 by ‘thieves’ Andrey Isaev (aka Rospis) and Vladimir Savoskin (aka Savoska). He was a member of a Slavic wing of ‘thieves in law’. On the day when Mukha gave up on his title, he was going to set for Sochi along with his spouse, however he was detained by officers of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence.