Chelyabinsk security officials convicted for maintaining brothel
In the Chelyabinsk region, EMERCOM and MIA officers operated a brothel disguised as a bathhouse.
The Court of Kyshtym found them guilty and sentenced to suspended terms.
According to the regional ICR's press service, in the period from September 2013 to July 2014, Aleksandr Gulyaev, residing in Kyshtym, and his friends, police officers Vadim Abdulvagizov and Anton Novitsky, as well as EMERCOM officer Konstantin Plaksin, were renting out a bathhouse. At the same time, the main direction of the facility's activity was to provide sex services. Among other things, the owners of the saloon would send their 'female workers' to other baths of the city.
After reviewing all the investigation materials, the court convicted all of the four suspects. They were found guilty of part 1 item a part 2 of Art. 241 of the Russian Criminal Code (Organization of Prostitution). The former police officers received 3 years' imprisonment on probation; as for the former EMERCOM officer and their common friend, they were sentenced to 2 years on probation. The latter two evaded punishment due to the amnesty.
Despite the fact that 2 years have passed since the criminal disassembly that turned into a slaughterhouse, the exact picture of what happened at the Elements restaurant on December 14, 2015, is still uncertain. The investigation of criminal cases and a whole series of major detentions, which entailed events of that evening, continue to this day. None of those who were involved in extortion, shoot-out and the protection of criminals has not yet been convicted. The CrimeRussia reconstructs the chronicle of the events of that day on the information available in the public domain and video recordings from CCTV cameras.
In the request sent by the Dozhd TV channel, there were no documents confirming violations committed by deputy Alexey Yezubov, said Natalya Poklonskaya, the head of the State Duma's commission for the control of declarations.