Major thieves in black list of former Interior Minister
The prophecy of the former Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation fulfilled.
Back in 2008 Gazeta.ru wrote about the report of Interior Minister of that time Rashid Nurgaliev, in which he claimed about the influence growth of organized crime on the legal sector of economics and identified a number of key thieves in law heading same name crime gangs.
"They are characterized by a high level of organization and hierarchy, structuring and conspiracy, the separation of organizational and executive functions, the presence of an independent economic base and corrupt relations with the authorities. Representatives of organized crime either directly create economic entities, or they invest material and financial resources obtained by criminal means in the legal economy. Moreover, both small and medium-sized businesses as well as large industrial enterprises are under their control", – the report stated.
The MIA report separately indicated the names of the key figures of the criminal world, who led (some still lead) 7 major criminal networks: Solntsevskoye, Bratskoye, Obshchak, Sabrekovskoye, Smirnov, Pichugin, Shamazova.
In the 2000s Shamazov, Smirnov and Obshchak gangs were eliminated, and their respective eminent leaders Salihdzchan Shamazov (Sasha Shamaz), Oleg Shokhirev (Pensioner), Eduard Sakhnov (Sakhno) and Oleg Semakin (Eva) are serving their terms ranging from 16 to 25 years under notorious Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Creation of a Criminal Community) (except for Sergey Smirnov (Piggy), who has already served his time in jail).
Then, in 2008, the ministerial report lacked the name of Shakro Molodoy, but it was only due to the fact that at that time Shakro was in custody and could not ‘work’ in full force. In 2006 the thief in law was detained in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to Spain, where he was sentenced to 9 years in prison and a fine of 22.5 million euros. Zakhar Kalashov clocked up and returned to Russia only on October 29, 2014. Kalashov was taken in July 2016 as part of the criminal investigation into a shootout in Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow. Originally he was charged with extortion, but later a new case was filed against – under art 4 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Creation of Criminal Community made by the person holding the supreme position in a criminal hierarchy).
Security forces have reached the remaining thieves in law later.
In the evening on February, 18 the press service of the Investigative Committee in the Komi Republic reported the detention of influential criminal Yuri Pichugin, whose name was also featured in the black list of Nurgaliev. Several members of his crime group have been detained together with him. All of them are now accused of crimes under Art. 210 and 222 of the Criminal Code. They are suspected of creating a criminal community and participation in it, as well as of the illegal acquisition, transfer, transportation and storage of firearms, its basic parts and ammunition. According to the latest data of The CrimeRussia, the prospects of Pichugin are quite sad: the investigation procured the testimony of five killers against him, who as they claim fulfilled orders in the interests of the criminal.
Another gang – Sabrekovskoe – is now in operational development, and in the wake of high-profile arrests and convictions its leader Vadim Sabrekov (Cheburashka) decided that he would be safer outside the Russian Federation. According to reports, Cheburashka really has reasons for concerns. The criminal group of Sabrekov was closely in contact with Kirov gang Prokop, the leader of which the court sent to prison until the end of days in December 2016. As it is known, the convicted for life rat out their accomplices out of prison in 95% of cases.
According to sources of The CrimeRussia, Tyurik – authoritative Slavic thief in law, who has been considered the leader of Bratskoye gang for many years, can also experience problems with the law in the near future. According to our insider information, Vladimir Tyurin is accused of two criminal cases not related to the brotherly gang.
As for Solntsevskoye gang, at the present time its leaders enjoy quite peaceful existence. One of the leaders of the group Sergey Mikhaylov (Mikhas) is actively involved in charity and receives national awards for it. At the same time Mikhas defends his good name on the Internet with the help of the law of forgetting.
Lawyers of Oleg Korshunov, who is charged with a large fraud in organizing the production of footwear for prisoners, do not see corpus delicti in his case. The prisoners did get their shoes, and the difference in the cost of footwear made from leather and split leather is about 10%.
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