Almost 25 years’ maximum security requested for ‘Night Governor of St. Petersburg’
Barsukov-Kumarin faces another term.
The Prosecutor's Office has requested 24.5 years’ rigorous imprisonment for Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin), who is accused of Organization of a Criminal Community. His lawyer Konstantin Kuzminykh told TASS about this.
“Cumulatively, taking into account the [terms] previously received by Barsukov, the prosecution asks 24.5 years’ imprisonment for him,” the lawyer said, stressing that his client had not pleaded guilty of OCC creation.
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, Barsukov was called the ‘Night Governor of St. Petersburg.’ Previously, he was a defendant in the case of illegal seizure of 11 facilities and the organization of murder of the Gollivudskie Nochi club co-owner, Georgy Pozdnyakov. In addition, a lie-detector test confirmed that Barsukov was involved in the murder of State Duma deputy Galina Starovoytova.
In 2009, Barsukov was sentenced to 14 years’ rigorous imprisonment for illegal seizure. In 2016, he got a new sentence, namely, 23 years’ rigorous imprisonment in the case of an attempt at murder and two illegal seizures; however, due to the expiration of the statute of limitations, the ‘Night Governor’ was exempted from serving sentence in the case of seizing the property of the Petersburg Oil Terminal, the Igristye Vina factory, and the Sankt-Peterburg hotel.
In 2017, the European Court of Human Rights awarded Barsukov €15 thousand due to the non-reception of medical services in the Matrosskaya Tishina. At the same time, he demanded €100 thousand.
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