Criminal kingpin Prokop’s accomplices to stand trial in Kirov

Criminal kingpin Prokop’s accomplices to stand trial in Kirov
Andrey Novikov, Vladimir Sitnikov

Investigators have collected evidence against Andrey Novikov and Vladimir Sitnikov.

Soon, the case of an accountant and a guard of the criminal mastermind Mikhail Prokopyev will be taken to court. This was reported by the Investigative Committee of the Kirov Region.

Vladimir Sitnikov, one of the active participants of the Prokopovskiye organized criminal group, provided control over replenishment and expenses of the gang’s financial base, the so-called "pooled cash fund."

Andrey Novikov was a member of one of the structural units of the Prokopovskiye organized criminal grouping. His division provided protection for the gang, represented its interests at the meetings with other criminal groupings, and contributed to the replenishment of the "pooled cash fund" by running a protection racket for businessmen.

Investigators have collected enough evidence, the case will soon be referred to the court.

As a reminder, in 2014, during the investigation of past criminal cases, the officers managed to get on trail of the Prokopovskiye organized criminal grouping, which acted in the Kirov Region in 1990-2004. In the period from 1996 to 2003, the gang members committed more than 10 murders and attempts on life. Victims were rivals from other gangs, and entrepreneurs, who were unwilling to pay.

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