Young member of AUE gang released from custody after verdict announcement
The minor served his term in the pre-trial detention center, and the prosecutor refused one of the charges.
The Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg released a young member of a teenage gang of prison culture fans from custody. The gang attacked people resting in the Tauride Garden last August. Defendant Savely M. received nine months in an educational colony for deliberately inflicting light harm from molester motives, but the term had already been served at the investigation stage, the joint press service on the St. Petersburg courts reported.
As the investigation established, on August 24, 2018, Savely, together with a friend, stole a bottle of brandy at a grocery store on Kavalergardskaya Street. Having drunk alcohol, the teenagers attacked a passer-by on Kirochnaya Street and broke his nose. Initially, Savely was also accused of robbery, but later the prosecutor refused this accusation.
According to the investigation, there are at least 20 participants in the AUE gang. Guys of 15-17 years old have been seen in several attacks; some young people have criminal records. The investigation is underway.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.