Moscow Court to rule on appeals against Shakro Molodoy verdict
Zakhary Kalashov was sentenced to 9 years and 10 months in a strict-regime jail.
The Moscow City Court will make a decision on the appeals against the verdict of the thief in law Shakro Molodoy today. The defense seeks acquittal.
Zakhary Kalashov, who is often referred to as Shakro Molodoy in certain circles, was sentenced to 9 years and 10 months in a high-security colony. He is accused of extortion on a large scale committed as part of an organized group. According to investigators, the crime boss and a group of accomplices extorted 8 million rubles ($121.800) from the owner of Elements restaurant on Rochdelskaya Street. Representatives of the owner and those of Zakhary Kalashov were settling some money issues in December 2015, which resulted in a shootout: 5 people were injured, and 2 died in hospital. Shakro Molodoy denies any wrongdoing. In total, the case involves 13 people who were sentenced to prison terms of various lengths.
Complaints against the sentence were filed by 11 alleged accomplices of Shakro. The court will rule on them today as well.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.