National Police of Ukraine returns common fund to thief in law Poltava
The seized million dollars had been kept by law enforcers for almost a year.
80-year-old thief in law Vladimir Dribny aka Poltava has gotten his money back; it had been seized during a special operation in the Odessa region a year ago.
It turned out that Dribny’s lawyers began to appeal against the actions of law enforcement officers immediately after the seizure. Recently, the thief in law’s defense has managed to win in Court, Dumskaya reports.
“The bills do not have any marks indicating they belong to the common fund or not.” What if the money owner had been a pretty penny for old age? So he got the money back two months ago,” the publication’s source in the Prosecutor's Office said.
A pretty penny for old age
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, the cache with $1 million was discovered in Poltava’s apartment by officers of the National Police of Ukraine on September 7, 2017. Apart from the million, siloviki also found 90 thousand euros and 500 thousand hryvnias. Back then, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine Vyacheslav Abroskin reported on the successful operation. At the same time, the high-ranking officials called the cache ‘the common fund.’
Poltava during detention
As for thief in law Poltava, he was also detained back then but was soon released, as law enforcers did not have any charges to bring against him. By the way, Vladimir Dribny was expelled from the country as early as in July 2016. Meanwhile, it did not prevent him from returning to Odessa, where he has several apartments, and continue to accumulate the common fund.
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