Vasya Bandit extorted $17 300 and real estate from Moscow businessman
His accomplice was detained in November last year by security forces.
Causes of kingpin Igor Kokunov's detention known as Vasya Bandit became known. Security forces detained the thief in law on suspicion of money and property extortion.
According to the press service of the Moscow Central Board, Vasya Bandit together with his accomplice extorted 1 million rubles ($17 300) from the director of one of the capital's businesses. In addition, under the threat of reprisals against the businessman and his family members perpetrators demanded the transfer of real estate located in Moscow and Sochi.
Vasya Bandit was arrested on the eve by MIA GUUR employees in Podolsk. According to reports, law enforcement officers did not have to look for 52-year-old thief in law - he came to be noted, because he is under surveillance after his release from prison, where he spent 7 years for extortion. At present, the measure of restraint to be chosen.
Meanwhile, 53-year-old accomplice of Vasya Bandit was arrested in November 2016, he was placed under house arrest. With regard to extortionists a criminal case was opened under item (b), part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code.