Deputy Chief of the Rostov central administrative board is soliciting for a credit card fraudster on request of Uralmash criminal grouping
According to the CrimeRussia’s source, Aleksander Aleksandrovich Shchur put in a good word for a serious credit card fraudster (he was cashing stolen credit cards) on request of Shchur’s friend – Sergey Terentiev from Uralmash.
Influential men are covering up Influential men – this phrase from a popular American thriller excellently reflects the core of the mutually profitable relations between leaders of the Russian criminal groupings, even though in the film this phrase was said in a different context. It’s not a secret, that in distant 90s Russian criminal groupings were conquering territories and criminal influence not only by massive exterminations of other groupings, but also by effective co-operation with friendly to them organized crime groups. For example the Orehovskaya gang at different times of its existence was building «partnership relations» with Solntsevskaya and Kurganskaya groupings. At the same time it was on war with Nagatinskaya and Podolskaya. There are a lot of such examples in the history of Russian criminals.
Some especially «talented» members of the groupings, who survived the bloodbath of 90s, could successfully become respectful businessmen, patrons and even citizens of honor. This genial scheme of Russian criminals, the CrimeRussia has revealed in one of its latest investigations. The previous day, the editorial office received data from a person familiar with the matter concerning such businessmen from 90s. According to this information, the head of Podolskaya gang Sergey Lalakin, known as Luchok, and his «colleague»- leader of Uralmash Sergey Terentiev, known as Tereha and Bogomaz, are helping each other out by solving legal issues with the help of all useful connections they have.
According to the CrimeRussia’s data, Lalakin and Terentiev not only cooperate to solve important questions, but also gladly spend their leisure time with each other. Thus the Uralmash leader often arrives from his native town Yekaterinburg to Moscow to play football with Lalakin. It seems, that while kicking the ball, businessmen discuss topical matters. During one of such visits, Luchok asked Terentiev to better the lot of Aleksander Grogoriev (a serious credit card fraudster and Podolskaya gang’s cash keeper) with the help of Tereha’s connections in force structures. According to the CrimeRussia’a data, Grigoriev was supervising the gang’s common fund and increased it with cash obtaining operations and siphoning abroad finances. He was detained on the 10th of November, 2015, under the initiated against him in the General Investigative Administration of the General Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (GIA GA MIA) of the Rostov Region case over «large scale fraud» (art. 159, para. 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The officers of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (GAES CC MIA) and the Federal Security Service Directorate (FSSD) in the Rostov Region, who captured Grigoriev, had actually stopped the cash out business, which was a significant part of Podolskaya gang’s incomes. Besides that, the investigation mentioned a possibility of charging fraudster over formation a criminal community with 500 shady businessmen.
However, in the mid March it appeared, that no accusations in creation a criminal grouping and siphoning abroad large scale of finances were made. The only thing that had left from the investigation bodies’ complaints was siphoning of 107 million rubles from the Doninvest bank, which he owns. According to the CrimeRussia’s information source, the reason of such a loyal attitude towards the figurant lies in the request of the General Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (GA MIA) in the Rostov Region head, police chief, and police major general Shchur Aleksander Aleksandrovich. Shchur, in his turn, was putting in a word for Grigoriev after his friend - leader of Uralmash Sergey Terentiev, asked him.
Aleksander Shchur is 42, he was born in Chelyabinsk. He started his service as a criminal investigator in the Criminal Investigation of MIA in Yekaterinburg and all his further employment was connected to criminal police. Starting from 2000 Shchur was appointed on a post of senior criminal investigator of the Criminal Investigation Office of the Directorate of the Administration of MIA in Lininskiy district of the Yekaterinburg city. A year later, he «climbed up» to deputy chief of the Criminal Investigation Office – head of the Directorate for Property Crime of the Administration of MIA in Lininskiy district of the Yekaterinburg city. In 2004 Shchur was appointed first deputy chief of the Administration – head of the criminal police of the Administration of MIA in Lininskiy district of the Yekaterinburg city. Starting from August 2007 Shchur became first deputy chief of the Administration – head of the criminal police of the Administration of MIA in Yekaterinburg city.
The employment sheet of the policeman tells, that he often had to work with criminal elements. Therefore, we can suppose, that while fighting with organized crime, Aleksander Shchur did not forget to make friends with its representatives. And it seems, that this friendship is long and mutually profitable. It is noteworthy, that in June 2002 Sergey Terentiev was released from pretrial detention center №1 in Yekaterinburg, after the Russian Supreme Court dismissed all charges, according to which he was supposed to be in prison for 13 years. The Uralmash leader was one of the key figurants of the criminal case, which had been hearing from 1999 to 2001 in Sverdlovsk Regional Court – 17 members of Uralmash criminal grouping were accused in formatting criminal community, terrorism, murders, robbery, extortion and other crimes. One of the servants of Themis admitted that the investigation against Sergey Terentiev was held with extreme violations and that Terentiev was judged without any particular evidences of his guilt. It is possible, that such luckiness is also a work of Terentiev’s protectors.
Meantime, the investigation over Podolsk fraudster continues, bur if Shchur or any other Terentiev’s or Lalakin’s protectors will do their best, it will come to trial with minimum accusations.
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