Lawyer of thief in law Vagon does not believe in suicide version
On September 21, kingpin Vladimir Vagin, aka Vagon, hanged himself. Two years earlier another thief in law Max Pioner also committed suicide. Vagon's lawyer does not believe in the version of suicide and intends to apply for a forensic medical examination.
The 54-year-old Slavic mob was found hanged in his cell shortly after the call-off on Friday, September 21. Vagon was transferred to IK-11 in the village of Nyrob of the Perm Krai a week ago from the penitentiary colony No. 10 in the town of Vsesvyatskaya, where he was under round-the-clock surveillance.
The Nizhny Novgorod lawyer, Andrey Guzev, told Kommersant that he does not believe in the version about the suicide. Guzev visited Vagin 10 days ago and did not see any presuppositions. According to him, Vagon was a cheerful person, did his time, only two years and ten months remained.
According to the lawyer, the kingpin had no any reason to commit suicide, although the investigator had already voiced to Vagin's representatives that "he does not see criminal traces in the incident."
In this regard, the Nizhny Novgorod lawyer intends to apply for a forensic examination, relating to the reasons for Vagin's transfer to the Nyrobskaya colony.
According to Guzev, just a few hours before Vagon's death, his Perm lawyer visited Nyrobskaya colony. The prisoner complained to the lawyer about a headache and said that he had been given some kind of pill. Protection of Vagin intends to understand the circumstances of the death of his client, who died at IK-11. It is worth noting 36-year-old Penza mob Maxim Novikov (Max Pioner) committed suicide 2.5 years ago.
A native of the Kaliningrad region, Vladimir Vagin, crowned in 1995, was considered one of the most influential representatives of the Slavic wing of Ded Hasan's clan. In 2012, Vagon, together with other well-known thieves in law, fell under the sanctions of the US Department of Treasure among the participants of the transnational criminal organization The Brothers' Circle. In 2017, Vagon was unenlisted by the US authorities, since in 2016 he received the last of his nine prison terms in Russia.
Vagin was serving his sentence for the attempt on the kickboxer in a domestic conflict with Caucasians in March 2009. Professional kickboxer and Interior Ministry employee Fedor Luchinkin suffered by accident - Vagon took him for one of the offenders. The police officer celebrated a birthday with his brother, a master of martial arts. Together they neutralized the mob, but he managed to inflict a knife wound to Fedor Luchinkin.
Until 2014, Vagin was hiding in the United Arab Emirates until he was detained and extradited to Russia at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office. During the trial, the thief in law said that he did not even have to kill the opponent in front of whom he apologized for the wound. At first, the court sentenced him to 1 year of 9 months of the colony-settlement for deliberate infliction of harm to moderate health, but after reviewing the case, Vagon was sentenced to seven years in a strict-regime colony.
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