Italian claims he is to be charged with involvement in criminal group
The Moscow City Court has quashed the decision of the Tagansky Court to extend the period of detention for kingpins Kochuykov and Romanov.
Today, the Moscow City Court abolished the decision of the Tagansky Court to reconsider the arrest of Andrey Kochuykov (Italian) and Eduard Romanov. On June 16, the Tagansky Court of Moscow decreed to put the criminals in custody for two months.
At a meeting in the Moscow City Court, Italian stated that he was threatened with art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code, Organization of a criminal community (criminal organization) or participation in it.
Kochuykov and Romanov were arrested after a shootout at the Elements restaurant, where the henchmen of the criminal leader Shakro Molodoy had arrived to obtain money for Shakro’s friend. The argument quickly escalated into an armed conflict in which two members of the private security agency guests, who had come with Italyanets, were killed.
First, 19-year-old Artur Gadzhiev tried to set fire to the Severny shopping center, then he began to attack the visitors with an ax and a knife, and later, after running outside, he stabbed random people in the street. Four out of the seven wounded are severely injured.
The woman said she has remained silent because she was afraid she and her daughter might have been killed. However, she decided to give the information away after the investigator who investigated the murder mysteriously died.
The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, which had previously approved an indictment in a high-profile bootlegging case against billionaire and Forum St Petersburg Group of Companies CEO Dmitry Mikhalchenko, is now demanding the Russian Supreme Court to change the initial jurisdiction.