Thief in law suspected of creating extortionists' gang in Krasnodar
The kingpin and his three assistants were placed into custody.
In the Krasnodar region, on suspicion of creating a gang of extortionists, a 53-year-old kingpin, who had previously managed to escape from law enforcement agencies and was wanted, was detained. The name of the kingpin is not specified at the moment.
The detention was carried out by the officers of the regional FSB. The investigation believes that the kingpin created an organized criminal group (OCG), which members extorted money from residents of the region.
Earlier, in April of this year, the siloviki detained associates of the hief in law, who demanded 1 million rubles ($17.300) from a Krasnodar citizen. Otherwise, three OCG participants threatened the victim with violence. The suspects were detained red-handed while transferring part of the money in a city cafe. They were charged under part 2 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code (Extortion). The men were taken into custody.
Note that the kingpin was charged with the same article, without Art. 210 of the Criminal Code. The suspect was also placed in a pre-trial detention center.
In 2015, the members of the organized crime group were acquitted by the Moscow Regional Military Court, however, subsequently, the sentence was revoked by the Supreme Court, and the case was joined with that related to two other members of the gang.
A federal judge other than retired Catherine Forrest will consider the case of Razhden Shulaya, who is charged with the creation of a criminal syndicate and other crimes, in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York.