OCG member and accomplice in policeman murder hiding in woods for 6 years gets 16 years
Vyacheslav Parushenkov was also a member of a gang engaged in the robbing of illegal gambling clubs in St. Petersburg.
The court has found guilty and sentenced to 16 years of rigorous imprisonment Vyacheslav Parushenkov, who took part in the assault on police officers in St. Petersburg in 2010. This is reported by Interfax.
It is specified that Parushenkov has also been charged with banditry, robbery, and illegal acquisition and possession of weapons. He used to be a member of the gang, which was engaged in robbing illegal gambling clubs in St. Petersburg in 2009-2010.
The investigation found out that the police officers were attacked on August 4, 2010. Law enforcers had stopped a car with Parushenkov and two other OCG members - Mikhail Batashev and Vladislav Vorozhtsov – inside. When searching the car, they found weapons in the car’s trunk, and then the bandits opened fire on them. One police officer was killed, another was injured. All the participants in the attack except for Parushenkov were soon detained. He managed to abscond for six years, living as a hermit in the woods and eating mushrooms.
The rest of the gang members were sentenced in 2014. Vladislav Vorozhtsov, recognized as the assassin, was sentenced to 21.5 years’ imprisonment. According to Fontanka, Vorozhtsov was murdered in a transit prison in June 2016.