ICR finds no signs of thief in law Vagon's violent death

ICR finds no signs of thief in law Vagon's violent death
Vladimir Vagin (Vagon)

The representative of Ded Hasan’s clan was found hanging last week.

The Investigative Committee in the Perm region declares the death of the thief in law Vladimir Vagin (Vagon) in the colony a non-violent one.

“No injuries of criminal nature have been found on his body,” Committee’s Senior Assistant for Media Relations Irina Neznamova told URA.ru.

To recall, Vagin was found dead in the Perm correctional camp No. 11 (IK-11) on September 21. An unconfirmed report said he could have killed himself. 

The thief’s lawyer Andrey Guzev noted that he did not believe in the suicide version. According to him, he visited Vagin 10 days ago, and there were no signs of such an outcome. 

In addition, another lawyer, who had frequently come to see Vagon, visited him in Nyrob a few hours before death. The thief in law complained of a headache and said that he had been given some kind of pill.

Vagin’s defense intends to look into the circumstances of his client’s death in the walls of IK-11. Especially since 36-year-old Penza thief in law Maksim Novikov (Max Pioner) was found hanging in the punitive confinement of the same colony 2.5 years ago; his entourage did neither believe the suicide version. 

It is also noteworthy that not long before the incident, Vagin was transferred from the correctional camp No. 10 in the Vsesvyatskaya village, where he had been under 24-hour surveillance by the Federal Penitentiary Service officers. He had to serve 2 years and 10 months out of 7 imposed by the Court.

The native of the Kaliningrad region crowned in 1995, Vladimir Vagin was considered one of the most influential representatives of the ‘Slavic’ wing of Ded Hasan’s thieves clan. In 2012, Vagon and other infamous thieves in law fell under the sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for being members of the transnational criminal organization known as the Brothers’ Circle. In 2017, the American authorities excluded Vagon from the list, as he got the last sentence out of his 9 prison terms in Russia in 2016.

Vagin was serving his sentence for attempting to kill an athlete kickboxer in a domestic conflict with Caucasians in March 2009. Professional kickboxer and MIA officer Fedor Luchinkin suffered by accident – Vagon thought he was one of the offenders of his friend, for whom he wanted to stand up. In the cafe where the conflict took place, the police officer was celebrating his birthday together with his brother, a master of martial arts. They neutralized the thief, but he managed to inflict a knife wound to Fedor Luchinkin.

Until 2014, Vagin was hiding in the Arab Emirates. Then he was detained and extradited to Russia at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office. During a trial, the thief in law said he had never intended to kill his opponent, to whom he then apologized for the wounding. At first, the Court sentenced him to 1 year and 9 months of colony-settlement for deliberate infliction of harm to the health of moderate severity, however, after his case was reviewed at the Prosecutor's Office’s request, his actions were reclassified as Attempt at Murder, after which Vagon was sentenced to 7 years’ rigorous imprisonment.

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