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.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?