Ukraine arrests aspirant to Thief’s Crown
Another prison term is not going to stop him from getting thief-crowned though: it’s an open secret that crown contenders oftentimes have their coronation in jail.
Ukrainian security officials caught a criminal gang led by a pretender to the Thieves’ Crown. According to the State Security Service of Ukraine, the gang of 10 people was engaged in extortion of large sums in the city of Cherkassy.
In a special operation the officers detained all the active gang members as well as its leader nicknamed Ashot, who is known to have a number of convictions. He finished serving his last prison sentence just a few days ago. Some say Ashot was to be introduced to the powerful ones of the underworld as a claimant to the title of Thief. However, another prison term is not going to stop him from getting thief-crowned: it’s an open secret that jail is the exact place where crown contenders oftentimes have their coronation.
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