Former district prosecutor of Samara sentenced for fraud
For a certain fee, the now-convict promised protection to the Zakonovskie OCG.
Last Friday, the Soviet District Court of Samara sentenced Andrey Pavlov, the former district prosecutor, to 4.6 years in a penal colony, and also deprived him of the class rank “Senior Counsel of Justice.” The convict was found guilty of fraud (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF), the press service of the court reports.
Pavlov was detained red-handed in December 2017 by the FSB. The victim in the case, Alexander Orlov, handed over 72,500 ($ 1100) to the prosecutor. According to Orlov, since March 2016, he oversaw the illegal parking lots in the Kirovsky District of Samara owned by Alexey Ryzhov, the head of the Zakonovskie organized criminal group. Because of the illegality of the business, Ryzhov allegedly experienced certain difficulties, which prosecutor Pavlov undertook to solve for a monthly remuneration of 87,500 rubles ($ 1,325), Interfax reports. Then, Pavlov started working in another district and parking checks were resumed. However, five of them even closed, although the prosecutor continued to receive money. Later, Orlov wrote a statement to the FSB.