Widow of crime lord shot dead in Ivano-Frankivsk offers reward for info on murderers
The crime boss nicknamed Shelep was shot and killed by a man with a silenced pistol on New Year’s Eve on one of the city’s central streets.
Yulianna Gorditsa, the wife of Shelep, the mafia boss murdered on December 30 in the heart of Ivano-Frankivsk, made a Facebook post asking people who might have witnessed the crime for any information that could help the murder investigation.
“Folks, I’m begging those with any information other than that we have already. Who saw my child’s father being shot dead at 12 Khotynskaya, saw the people in that damned car... or who set fire to that car. Any information! For a reward, everything is anonymous! I’m asking for my son’s sake,” Gorditsa writes.
Gorditsa's fund-raising post in Ukrainian
RBC-Ukraine reports that the woman has already started raising money for the reward to anyone who would give the killer’s name or provide at least some information that would help to get to the bottom of things.
The crime boss nicknamed Shelep, 60, (his name is not reported), who had spent dozens of years in prison, according to the Ukrainian media, died of a gunshot wound to the neck. The killers vanished in a dark-colored car without license plates. The car was later found burned down around Naberezhnaya Street.
Six months ago, no one could predict the state of the MIA General Administration for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region by the time of the forthcoming elections. After the appointment of Moscow general Roman Plugin in charge of it, the St. Petersburg police has undergone significant changes. Major general of justice Oleg Antropov, Head of the Main Investigations Directorate, is ‘the last man standing’ from the old command of the MIA General Administration. Most probably, he is going to become the next victim of ‘janitor’ Plugin.