3 judges resign after transfer of Pavlin's gang case to Chekhov
The case was transferred to the court of Chekhov, the authorities of which the gang has been controlling.
Details of the trial against a gang from Chekhov led by Nikolai Pavlinov, known as Pavlin or Kolya, have become revealed.
As Telegram-channel Baza reports, the trial against the gang participants was transferred to Chekhov, the Moscow Region, the authorities of which the gang has been controlling.
Three judges of the Chekhov District Court have already resigned. As a result, the first meeting on the extension of an arrest for persons involved in the case was held by the President of the Court behind closed doors. It took place on March 18, the arrest of Pavlin and his associates was extended until June.
As it is reported, only lawyers and boxers Denis Lebedev and Alexander Povetkin were allowed to attend the court session.
Recall, Pavlinov, 61, was arrested by the FSB in August 2017 in the town of Chekhov. Pavlin, or Kolya, used to be an active member of the Podolsk organized criminal group. He took control over organizations, including Vityaz sports clubs network, where he established contacts with Denis Lebedev and Alexander Povetkin.
For five years, Chekhov gang has appropriated the land plots, as well as buildings and structures owned by the Russian Federation for the total sum of 300 million rubles. Together with Pavlinov, five members of the gang will appear before the court. It is known that realtors, businessmen, as well as employees of the Federal Registration Service and the cadastral chamber were involved in their criminal schemes.
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.