Mob Alexander Zhestokov shot dead in Novokuznetsk 

Mob Alexander Zhestokov shot dead in Novokuznetsk
Alexander Zhestkov

The killer, dressed in black, shot at Zhestokov's back several times.

According to the sources of The CrimeRussia one of the leaders of the Zapsibovskie gang, 39-year-old Alexander Zhestokov, was killed today about one in the Dzhambul bar. The mob was released a few days ago and celebrated. During the feast, unknown, dressed in black, approached Zhestokov and shot several times. He died on the spot.

Zhestokov's comrades-in-arms, according to the sources of The CrimeRussia, did not immediately realize what had happened. All tailed away and then escaped. No one tried to detain the killer.


In May 2017, the leader of the Zapsibovskie was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment of a special regime colony. But as he was in jail since 2013, in July of this year, he was released. Zhestokov was accused of organizing a criminal association and participating in it, three extortions and two frauds. However, it was only possible to prove his involvement in the two extortions. In particular, it was established that the crimes were committed in 2007. The victims of shot caller were the owners of the construction business and an entrepreneur engaged in the sale of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Zapsibovskie members demanded two million rubles under threat. Until the last time Alexander Zhestokov did not admit guilt, but then he admitted two counts of extortion.


Zapsibovskie gang was formed in 2008 in Novokuznetsk and operated on the territory of the south of Kuzbass. According to the investigation, the group included three divisions. The first was engaged in real estate fraud. The second controlled the drug business in Zavodskoy district of Novokuznetsk, and the third wing nightmarized the merchants.

The investigation is ongoing; a criminal case was initiated under the article Murder. The shells were removed from the spot. The weapon has not been found yet.



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