Court arrests leader of Taganskaya gang
The defendant was accused of the murder of Valery Zhuravlev, the general director of the Rospischeprom company.
The Moscow Basmanny Court arrested the alleged leader of the Taganskaya organized the criminal group, Igor Zhirnokleev, nicknamed Zhirny, on charges of killing head of Rospishcheprom Valery Zhuravlev until March 22. The defendant did not plead guilty, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the court.
Zhirnokleev is charged with Murder committed by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy (part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Shortly, the court will elect a preventive measure to another person involved in the case, Grigory Rabinovich. In addition to them, Vladimir Grekov is also charged.
Zhuravlev died on February 6, 2008, in the south-west of Moscow. Shortly before this, investigators initiated a criminal case on the raider seizure of the entrepreneur’s company.