Kingpin Tyurik loses court case against Rosbalt

Kingpin Tyurik loses court case against Rosbalt
Vladimir Tyurin

Maksakova’s ex-husband, who is accused in Ukraine of killing Voronenkov, tried to challenge the information about his involvement in the criminal world.

Vladimir Tyurin, who is wanted in Ukraine for organizing the murder of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, lost a court case against the Rosbalt news agency. Tyurin demanded the agency to refutate the articles about his involvement in the criminal world.

“The plaintiff demanded to refute the information, remove the [relevant] articles and a compensation for moral damages in the amount of five million rubles,” the publication Lenizdat quotes lawyer Dmitry Firsov as saying.

St. Petersburg’s Smolninsky District Court received the lawsuit in October of 2018. It was only about two articles, although the news agency wrote more about Tyurin. In them, Tyurin was named a “thief in law” nicknamed Tyurik, who allegedly actively claims the title of mafia boss No. 1. In addition, the news agency covered the investigation of Voronenkov’s murder, during which the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine called Tyurin the organizer of the crime.

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