Kemerovo foreman of vor Sasha Shamaz’s gang on trial after 11 years of hiding
His boss was released last summer, after a long prison term.
The Central Investigation Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kemerovo Region has completed the investigation of a criminal case initiated against a Berezovsky resident, 41. The criminal case has been filed with the court.
According to the press service of the Kemerovo Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is accused of extortion (item (a), part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), as well as the organization of a criminal community and participation therein (part 2 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The gang member faces up to 15 years in prison.
According to the website of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs, the accused, whose name is not reported, was the leader of one of the units of a criminal enterprise run by a Kemerovo thief in law, 11 members of which, as well as the leader, were sentenced for extortion to jail terms ranging from 7 years to 16 years in 2011. The court gave them jail credit of several years they had spent in the SIZO.
The CrimeRussia reported previously that the leader of the gang, Salikhdzchan Shamazov, also known as Sasha Shamaz, was given the longest term.
The foreman did not join his accomplices on the dock, because he was on the federal wanted list since 2007 being on the run. His charges were severed from the other ones.
In the summer of 2018, the Kemerovo Crime Unit found out that the man was hiding in the city of Barnaul, after which he was detained during a sting operation.
The investigation has information on his involvement in extortion: the racketeer forced the owner of a scrap collection point to pay him a monthly fee, which inflicted damage to the victim of a total of 95,000 rubles. In addition, as the foreman of one of the units of Sasha Shamaz’s criminal community, he controlled one of the settlements of the Berezovsky urban district.
Meanwhile, Salikhdzchan Shamazov, the Kemerovo thief in law, 54, was thief-crowned in 1998 by the clan of the Nizhny Tagil thief in law, Karo Mamedov; he was released from prison on June 1, 2018 and returned to his home region. According to sources, Shamazov, who had a longtime opponent of Aslan Usoyan (Ded Hasan) as his “godfather”, could become an ally of Oniani-Dzhangveladze, the rival of Ded Hasan’s clan.
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