Case of Timur Sverdlovsky’s protege falls apart in court
Interestingly, the prosecution did not appeal against the lenient sentence.
The underboss of Chelyabinsk Ilham Osmanov, accused of extorting a large sum of money, has been released from the courtroom. As the Znak.com informed, recently the verdict passed by the Central District Court of Chelyabinsk came into force.
According to investigators, the 36-year-old protege of the late thief in law Timur Mirzoev (Timur Sverdlovsky) in Angel A cafe together with two of his friends was extorting 11.2 million rubles and disposition right on a car from the Director of a local businesses Evgeny Poletskovy on February 17, 2015. After the incident with the racketeers Poletskovy turned to the law enforcement agencies and the group was arrested.
Initially, all three persons involved were charged with extortion, but during the trial it was changed to arbitrariness. Eventually, the Central District Court of Chelyabinsk sentenced Osmanov and two of his cronies to three years' imprisonment with a probation period of three years, but soon they were released from punishment under the amnesty. The prosecution did not appeal against the lenient sentence.
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