Accomplice of Uralmash mobster arrested at Yekaterinburg airport
Yuri Kosarev is believed to have withdrawn over 2.6 million rubles ($45.000) from Tavda hydrolysis plant and is now on the run.
National Central Bureau of Interpol with the MIA in the Sverdlovsk Region detained Yuri Kosarev, who had been an accomplice of Aleksandr Kukovyakin (Kuka), one of Uralmash gang leaders, in early 2000s.
Kosarev was detained yesterday at Koltsovo Airport upon his arrival to Yekaterinburg from Dubai (UAE) where he had been hiding.
According to the Investigative Committee, Yuri Kosarev is Aleksandr Kukovyakin’s fellow mobster from Uralmash gang. In 2004, he was helping the crime boss establish his influence over Tavda hydrolysis plant (TGZ). Investigators believe that Kosarev was one of his accomplices in the fraudulent withdrawal of over 2.6 million rubles from TGZ with the use of counterfeit documents. The money had been intended for salaries to the plant workers. In February 2016, the court sentenced Aleksandr Kukovyakin to 5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony, but later the court of appeal reduced the sentence to 4 years.
Yuri Kosarev has been placed in custody in Pre-trial Detention Center No.1 as ruled by the Oktyabrsky District Court of the city of Yekaterinburg.
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