'Black realtors' including Nizhny Novgorod policemen involved in 3 murders

'Black realtors' including Nizhny Novgorod policemen involved in 3 murders
Two police officers from the internal affairs agencies were fired, one was dismissed from office

The criminal community has taken possession of seven apartments.⁠

The Nizhny Novgorod siloviki defeated the gang of ‘black realtors', who were operating in the territory of the region. 7 people became victims of the gang, which included active police officers.

According to the investigation, the group was established in early 2014 by a 54-year-old man, whose name is not disclosed. The goal of the gang, which consisted of seven people, including three employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), was the stealing of apartments from alcohol-dependent Nizhny Novgorod residents.

The 'black realtors' committed their first crime in the summer of 2014. The fraudsters illegally re-registered the apartment of a 56-year-old man. Having learned this, the relatives of the victim wrote a statement to the police, and the man himself was placed in an addiction clinic for treatment. The members of the group decided to get rid of the witness. The bandits found the man and threw him out of the hospital window, imitating suicide.

A tip on another two alcohol-dependent victims was given by the police. The law enforcers kidnapped men and turned them over to accomplices of the gang to commit theft of ownership of their apartments. The 'black realtors' left them alive.

In total, the gang deprived seven people of their apartments. Three owners were killed.

The leader of the group is charged under part 1 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Creation of a Criminal Community), three of his accomplices, who are 59, 44 and 36 years old, are charged under part 2 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Participation in a Criminal Community), and three former policemen are charged under part 3 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Participation in a Criminal Community through their official position). As the department has reported, one of the police officers held the post of district inspector, the second – an operative of criminal investigation  department. The investigators did not specify the post of the third policeman. According to the Main Directorate of the MIA of Russia for the Nizhny Novgorod region, two police officers were fired from the interior affairs bodies, and one was dismissed from the post.

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