Case of Tyumen FSB killers gang reaches court
One of the gang members has already been convicted for 24 years for assisting the investigation, the leader of the organized criminal group has committed suicide in the SIZO, another member is put on the international wanted list.
The Ural District Military Court gets a criminal case against three members of the so-called FSB gang. FSB ensign Evgeny Gladkikh, sambo coach Alexander Kobylin, and Sergey Sinyakov will be on the dock. From September 2018, they have studied 78 volumes of the criminal case, but they did it so slowly that the Main Armed Forces Department of the ICR appealed to the 235th garrison military court, which limited them in time. According to Kommersant, the case is given to judge Konstantin Abasov, who has not yet appointed a date for the preliminary hearings.
The Ural District Military Court convicted FSB reserve lieutenant Alexey Korotkov of murdering seven people and 13 grave and especially grave crimes and sentenced him to 24 years in prison in a strict regime colony, and a fine of 500 thousand rubles. He was deprived of military rank. He fully admitted his guilt giving testimony against his accomplices.
The rest of the gang members deny their guilt; Alexander Kobylin said that he was only a witness to one of the murders committed by the gang and even wrote a letter to President Vladimir Putin with a request to thoroughly investigate his case. However, there was no answer.
According to investigators, the gang included FSB lieutenant Alexey Korotkov, FSB ensign Evgeny Gladkikh, FSB sambo coach Alexander Kobylin and unemployed Sergey Sinyakov. Depending on their role in the group, each of them was charged with Murder (Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Robbery (Article 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Hooliganism (Article 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Kidnapping (Article 126 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The case also included FSB captain Vladimir Gilev and former MIA officer Sergey Zozulya. The first was considered the organizer of the group, but he committed suicide, according to the official version. The investigation of the second case was suspended because the defendant was not found: the ex-officer was put on the international wanted list, and his file is in the Interpol database.
The crimes were committed from December 2008 to December 2016. According to the ICR, the participants of the organized criminal group decided to steal money from businessmen. So, they took a deposit box from the head of the Tyumenvodokanal shop, Alexander Aleshin, but found only 5 thousand rubles. Then they attacked the house of businessman Glananichev, who was on the policemen hook. They kidnapped and killed him, having said that they were representatives of law enforcement agencies. Then the group took up the protection of people in business and murders, including contract killings. The victims of the bandits were cashiers, businessmen, and random people. Gang members killed several taxi drivers to seize the vehicle and carry out actions of intimidation against businessmen.
After the gang was detained, an FSB group from Moscow arrived in Tyumen for an internal investigation. As a result, the leadership of the Tyumen regional service department was dismissed, including its head, General Vadim Pyatiletov.