Court arrested member of Orekhovskaya gang on charges of killing five people
According to investigators, he killed his victims using firearms and explosives.
The Presnensky Court of Moscow arrested Alexander Sharapov, a former member of the criminal community, part of which were Orekhovskaya and Medvedkovskaya OCG. He is accused of killing five people between 1994 and 2001. According to investigators, he killed his victims using firearms and explosives. On the question of the investigator, if he recognizes his guilt in the incriminated crimes, Sharapov refused to respond without a lawyer.
Recall, on July 5 in the Vladimir region there was detained and transferred to the capital 46-year-old ex-participant of the Orekhovskaya OCG. He was declared wanted back in 2001.
Orekhovskaya organized crime group was formed in the 90s and quickly became one of the largest in the country. Leader of the OCG Sergey Timofeev (Sylvester) severely dealt with competitors, merging smaller gangs, including Medvedkovskaya and Kurganskaya OCG (it included famous killer Alexander Solonik). September 13, 1994 car of Sylvester, Mercedes-Benz, was blown up by radio-controlled device in the heart of Moscow. The criminal authority died on the spot.
Sharapov was allegedly involved in the murder of Solonik and his girlfriend model Svetlana Kotova, Miss Russia - 96 in 1997. Orekhovskaya OCG members invited Solonik to visit his Greek hotel, offered to drink, and then Sharapov and Gusev threw him on the floor, and Pustovalov strangled him with a synthetic cord. Kotova started screaming, and then Pustovalov strangled her. The body of the killer was taken to the dump, and the body of the model was dismembered and put in a suitcase, which was buried in the forest. However, this criminal episode, judging by the report of the ICR, was not included in the prosecution.
Alexander Sharapov began his career in the joint field with killer Alexey Sherstobitov, nicknamed Soldat (Soldier). In the central tourist house they provided security for the hotel, administration and structures that rented premises in it. Sharapov was one of five Krylatskie’s people, who were able to rise to the level of the elders. At one time he controlled the firm of businessman Alexander Fisher Soyuzmetal, which was engaged in the resale of non-ferrous metals, had several people at its start, including Alexander Fedin and Andrey Filippov, later, as promising, taken by one of leaders of the Orekhovskaya Oleg Pylev in his group.
The Orekhovskaya gang consisted of more than 30 individuals, most of them were convicted.
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