Barsukov-Kumarin transferred to St. Petersburg for trial over OCC creation
The Kuybyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg is to consider the third case against Barsukov (Kumarin), as part of which he is charged with criminal community creation. Previously, the 'night governor of St. Petersburg' had been held in the Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center. It is also reported that Barsukov is to be questioned in the case of Galina Starovoytova's murder.
The alleged leader of Tambobskie OCG, known as the 'night governor of St. Petersburg', has been brought to St. Petersburg from the Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center.
As Fontanka reports, Barsukov has been taken to a St. Petersburg remand center on Shpalernaya Street.
The founder of Tambovskie OCG, previously convicted for illegal seizures and organization of the murder, is to stand trial in the nearest future.
It is the Kuybyshevsky District Court, which is to consider the third case against Barsukov over creation of a criminal community.
According to Fontanka, a series of episodes of the criminal case refers to 2005-2006, when attempts were made to illegal seizures of the largest factories, restaurants, and business centers in St. Petersburg. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 25.
In addition, the publication notes that Barsukov may be subject to investigative actions over the murder of State Duma Deputy Galina Starovoytova. Earlier, Barsukov's former colleague Mikhail Glushchenko had testified against him.
To recall, former Vice-President of a St. Petersburg oil company Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin was detained in August 2007. The court sentenced him to 14 years in a strict-regime colony for swindling and legalization of property in November 2009.
In March 2012, the term was increased to 15 years due to a court decision, since Barsukov had been found guilty of extortion from the owners of Elizarovsky Shopping Complex. In August 2016, Barsukov was sentenced to 23 years more in a strict-regime colony for organizing an assassination attempt on co-owner of the St. Petersburg Oil Terminal Sergey Vasilyev in 2006.
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.