Corruption and $350 thousand save murderer of Vadik Krasnodarsky from death
Turkey sentenced Mongol to 20 years in prison, although he had actually been facing the capital punishment, which is death by hanging in Turkey, according to the information available.
Information has surfaced telling more of the Turkish investigation into the murder of thief in law Vadim Ivanenko nicknamed Vadik Krasnodarsky that had happened in Antalya. As the CrimeRussia reported previously, the Turkish has recently convicted the only defendant in the case. From the moment investigation started, it had been Mongol, aspiring to become a thief in law and a member of a gang led by thief in law Oleg Pirogov also known as Tsyrkach (the Russian for “circus actor”). Mongol took the full blame and confessed to killing Vadik Krasnodarsky, although Tsyrkach and other thieves were at the crime scene and subsequently were classified as witnesses.
Turkey sentenced Mongol to 20 years in prison, although he had actually been facing the capital punishment, which is death by hanging in Turkey, according to the information available. Rosbalt managed to find out what saved Mongol from the death penalty. So, here it is: corruption and big financial investments. Tsyrkach pulled some strings for his friend who had took the full blame for killing Vadim Ivanenko, according to Rosbalt.
With a number of Azerbaijani thieves in law as his mediators, he had negotiations with Turkish law enforcers that are just as corrupt as the Russian ones, experts say. They had to hurry up as 2016 was the year when the country's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the government would send a bill to the parliament for bringing the death penalty back. So, Mongol was to be hanged. Only because of the $350 thousand Tsyrkach lost, the Turkish authorities decided to be more humane towards Mongol, and so they were: he got jailed for 20 years.