Custody terms of Pichuga and his gang’s treasurer extended

Custody terms of Pichuga and his gang’s treasurer extended
Alexey Rokhlin and Yury Pichugin

The investigators have completed the collection of evidence in the case of Pichuga’s criminal group.

The custody terms of thief in law Yury Pichugin, known as Pichuga, as well as the financier of the gang he heads have once again been extended. The press service of the Moscow City Court informed the media that Pichuga and Alexey Rokhlin would stay in the detention center at least until May 18.

On February 15, the press service of the Investigative Directorate of the ICR for the Komi Republic reported that the investigation had completed the collection of evidence in the case of Pichugin’s crime group.

The defendants are 18 people. All of them are arrested. The materials on three other defendants were separated into another proceeding, since they concluded pretrial agreements on cooperation with the investigators.

The detainees were charged with organizing and participating in a criminal community, creating an armed gang, six murders and attempted murders involving banditry, six counts of illegal saw of firearms, three counts of large-scale fraud, kidnapping, and other crimes.

Pichuga, an influential thief in law, was detained in February 2017. According to the investigators, the group he headed over the course of over 20 years has covered local business, has been engaged in fraud, robbery and the elimination of unwanted people. The money was transferred to the common fund.

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