Prosecutors on Shakro Molodoy’s PSC guards nightmarizing restaurant owner
The trial of Shakro Molodoy is coming to an end in the Nikulinsky Court of Moscow. The high-profile case of extortion of 8 million rubles ($141,840) from Elements restaurant owner Zhanna Kim culminated in the shootout on Rochdelskaya, where two people were killed and five wounded.
There is a total of 14 people in the dock. Conditionally 14, as two people are no longer alive. Apart from Zakhary Kalashov and Andrey Kochuykov aka Italyanets, the defendants include the latter’s henchman Eduard Romanov and builder Gerson Gamidov, responsible for the renovation of Zhanna Kim’s café, owner of Zaslon Private Security Company Nikolay Nikolaev, Deputy Director of Zashchitnik Private Security Company Aleksandr Golubev, Vice President of the Union of Russian Airborne Troops and owner of a private security company Batyr Bekmuradov, as well as private security company officers Aleksey Maksimov, Zelimkhan Patiev, Vadim Prokhorov, and Yan Sorokin.
Depending on the contribution, they have been charged with 2 extortion episodes committed in 2015-2016. The first concerns the extortion of 8 million rubles from co-owner of the Elements café on Rochdelskaya Street Zhanna Kim, and the second refers to 10 million rubles ($177,300) extorted from businessman Lev Garamov.
Prosecutors Tatyana Minakova and Ruslan Mustafaev have spoken for several hours, Businessman FM reports. The prosecutor’s office asked 10 years in a strict-regime colony and a 700-thousand-ruble ($12,411) fine for thief in law Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) and 9.5 years and 500-thousand-ruble ($8,865) fine for his number two Andrey Kochuykov.
According to Prosecutor Minakova citing the wiretapped telephone conversations of the defendants, when talking to Kochuykov, defendant Bekmuradov revealed sending his guards to nightmarize Zhanna Kim. They treated her “badly.”
In particular, according to Minakova, they told Kim, “Listen, you bitch, you really need to get this debt issue settled with Fatima within a week,” the prosecutor cited the conversation. She noted that Bekmuradov tried to justify himself and Kalashov and completely shift the blame to Kochuykov.
It is proposed to sentence the remaining 10 defendants to 7.5-9.5 years and fines from 300 to 700 thousand rubles ($5,319 to 12,411). The state prosecution asked 9.5 years and a fine of 700 thousand rubles for Batyr Bekmuradov, whom Prosecutor called “one of Kalashov’s confidants.”
The prosecutors requested that the case against Italyanets’s escort Filipp Domaskin, who died in the shootout, be referred to the prosecutor’s office due to “unavoidable violations” admitted during the investigation. In addition, it is proposed to terminate the case of the second murdered person Aleksey Kitaev in connection with his death.
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