Shakro Molodoy’s mafia structure revealed

Shakro Molodoy’s mafia structure revealed
Shakro Molodoy Photo: Anton Novoderezhkin / TASS

The members were recruited through private security companies (PSC) coltrolled by the thief in law's comrades. The gang existed due to extortion and raiding, the prosecution is convinced.

On October 10, the Nikulinsky District Court began considering the criminal case against Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy). In the dock were 14 people: Shakro and 13 of his accomplices, including Andrey Kochuykov (Italianets), deputy director of PSC Zaschitnik Alexander Golubev and vice-president of the Union of Russian Paratroopers, head of the PSC Batyr Bekmuradov. They are accused of Extortion committed by an organized group with the use of violence (part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code).

The prosecution's party described the structure of Shakro Molodoy's group. According to the Prosecutor's Office, the gang did not have a permanent staff and had a ramified structure. The gang "was engaged in the division of spheres of criminal influence", recruited new members and managed "united criminal cash". The proceeds were distributed by Kalashov himself: he paid his accomplices compensation for the crimes committed and financed new ones at his own discretion.

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Batyr Bekmuradov

The purpose of the crimes of Shakro's gang was enrichment. According to the prosecution, members of the group collected information about "persons who possessed significant material assets or rights to manage property that regularly yielded significant income," and then forced them to transfer funds or property rights to Kalashov's accomplices. If a victim refused to transfer the property voluntarily, they employed violence.

The gang was led by Andrey Kochuykov and Batyr Bekmuradov. They provided cover in the law enforcement agencies and the protection of Shakro. On the money of Kalashov they bought weapons, ammunition, special equipment for wiretapping, cars, mobile phones and walkie-talkies for the gang.

New gang members were also recruited through legal PSCs. Two such enterprises are mentioned in the case - Zaslon and Zaschitnik. They recruited men with a sporting or combat past to the guard ranks. They paid for training in a dash and gym. The prosecution notes that both Kochuykov and Bekmuradov at different times created and headed their own criminal groups.

The prosecution believes Kalashov himself was the initiator of the extortion, which ended in the shootout in Rodchelskaya. He became interested in Elements restaurant, owned by the friend of his civil wife Fatima Misikova, Zhanna Kim, in 2015. A contract was signed between Misikova and Kim for the development of interior design and repair, and, taking advantage of it, the thief in law instructed Bekmuradov to get Kim to transfer 8 million rubles ($138.3 thousand), allegedly as repayment of the debts.

In October and November of 2015, members of the gang regularly called Kim demanding the money and threatening her. Later, Kim was under supervision: they collected information about her, her relatives, the places she visits, her daily regiment and business hours in the restaurant. At the same time, the criminals did not hide: the owner of the restaurant had to understand that she was being followed, the prosecution notes.

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Andrey Kochuykov

In December, face-to-face talks were to be held between Misikova and Kim. The conversation was decided to be accompanied by 'power support' in order to exert "psychological influence" on the restaurant owner and, if necessary, to use violence. On December 14, Kochuykov and Bekmuradov made their accomplices "change clothes for uniform outfits" and block the exits from the restaurant to prevent Kim from leaving it and not to let possible help in. Such measures were supposed to make the woman feel "a sense of inevitability of the use of violence and destruction of property." During the negotiations with Misikova, Kim summoned lawyer Eduard Budantsev with two assistants to the restaurant. The negotiations ended in a shootout, during which Budantsev shot and killed two of Shakro's PSC employees. A few more people were injured.

It is noteworthy that on October 10, several dozens, apparently, of the defendants' associates came to the court, a correspondent of RBC reported. They introduced themselves to the bailiffs as "brothers" of the accused. One of them, "a heavyset, short-haired man in a leather coat", took on a leadership role. In particular, he demanded that journalists "did not take up many seats" and did not take pictures. The man recommended violators to "take their things and get out."

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