Member of Belarusian mob Sergey Molnar's gang faces trial
51-year-old resident Yuri Meshechek managed to hide for three years.
The Mogilev Regional Court has started consideration of the criminal case against the member of the organized crime group of the well-known Belarusian mob Sergey Molnar, Yuri Meshechek.
The first session was held in Bobruisk.
The member of the gang managed to hide from the investigation for three years - the remaining members of the group were detained as early as 2014. Meshechek was on the international wanted list and was held in Moscow by joint efforts of Russian and Belarusian law enforcers.
Meshechek, according to investigators, has created a gang of ‘black realtors,’ which fraudulently appropriated real estate of citizens of Belarus. Victims were poor people and rummies. Investigators believe that members of the group seized more than 70 facilities in Bobruisk and Minsk.
Part of the illegal profit was transferred to the Bobruisk common fund, which was controlled by Sergey Molnar. Meshechek was charged in absentia under 12 articles of the Criminal Code of Belarus (Illegal Business Activities, Swindling, the Creation of a Criminal Organization, etc.).
Recall that in 2017, 30 gang members were jailed. So, 53-year-old mob Sergey Molnar, who was also the founder of the organized crime group, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment with confiscation of property. Thief in law Denis Max, nicknamed Dan Bobruisky (the status is not confirmed), which, who was the underboss of Belarus, was sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment. The same term was given to Ruslan Aleinikov, who appears in the case materials as the keeper of the common fund.
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