Well-known businessman as Pichugin's OCG member
Owner of the Syktyvkar central market Alexey Rokhlin was detained on suspicion of involvement in an organized crime group.
The Syktyvkar City Court must now decide on a preventive measure against well-known entrepreneur in Komi Alexey Rokhlin, reports TASS.
Recall, he was detained along with thief in law Yuri Pichugin and his assistants - Sergey Soldatov, Hadis Azizov and Maxim Abubakarov. On the role of each in the group it is not reported. In addition, on the eve, the court issued a warrant for the arrest of three members of Pichugin's OCG: Oktay Efendiev, Sergey Vanuito and Ahmed Isaev. And Pichugin, who is known in criminal circles as one of the main contenders for the place of thief №1 Shakro Molodoy, was detained in Moscow on Sunday and escorted to Syktyvkar.
According to investigators, the Pichugin's OCG was operating in the Komi Republic since 1994. Gang members, consisted of former athletes, special forces and law enforcement agencies officers, patronized entrepreneurs and were engaged in other illegal activities.
In the 2000s, bandits laundered money through legitimate business: catering, entertainment and services, passenger transport, timber harvesting.
The businessman stated that he had given the money to the Head of the Main Directorate of Interdepartmental Cooperation and Internal Security of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) for "advancing the case" on the watch stolen from him by ICR officers.