MMA Fighter Bagama Nikabagamaev sentenced to 10 years in prison for racketeering 

MMA Fighter Bagama Nikabagamaev sentenced to 10 years in prison for racketeering
Bagama Nikabagamaev

The famous athlete was caught red-handed when receiving 100 thousand rubles.

On October 12 the Vladivostok Leninsky court sentenced a well-known MMA fighter Bagama Nikabagamaev on charges of extortion under threat of violence on an especially large scale, according to the Prosecutor's Office in Primorsky region. The athlete was sentenced to 10 years in colony. In addition, the fighter should pay a fine of 100 thousand rubles.

In July 2013 the native of Dagestan Nikabagamaev was arrested red-handed in a cafe Hlopok on receiving the money in the amount of 100 thousand rubles. In his regard a criminal case under item (b), part 3 of Article 163 of the Criminal Code (Extortion committed in order to obtain property on a large scale) was initiated.

According to investigators, the fighter engaged in extortion "under pretence of self-imposed debt repayments and threatened use of physical violence." He demanded more than 6 million rubles from a resident of Primorye. The victim appealed to the police, so the meeting, on which the victim gave the first tranche, was controlled by officers of the Interior Ministry and the FSB.

It should be noted that the athlete repeatedly became a hero of the Primorye criminal news. He was a defendant in cases of parking raider attacks, wounding and other illegal activities. The fighter repeatedly scuffled in local clubs and cafes, but all the violations got away with it, that gave him the reputation of an invincible criminal.

Currently, the investigation examines Bagama Nikabagamaev for involvement in the activities of a criminal gang lived on extortion, production and drug trafficking, weapons illicit trafficking, ammunition and explosives, as well as car thefts. Now the gang is smashed: law enforcement officers arrested 13 members of organized crime group, including the leader - 23-year-old resident of the Primorsky Territory, repeatedly convicted for extortion, theft and intentional infliction of bodily harm. In the course of investigative actions there were found a laboratory for the production of drugs and particularly large consignment of cultivated cannabis - more than 8000 hives; there were seized F-1 grenade, gunpowder, ammunition for firearms, communications equipment, computer equipment, promissory notes, photos, keys to the garages, where stolen cars were stored.

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