Entrepreneur dies of stroke after OCG leader Prokop calls him assassination's paymaster
Stroke is named the official cause of 53-year-old Paley's death. According to the unofficial version, death was caused by stress after the life-sentenced Mikhail Prokopyev gave testimony against the Paley in the case of contract killings.
Businessman Grigory Leonidovich Paley, one of the witnesses in the so-called Prokop case, died in Kirov, Newsler.ru reported.
Stroke is named the official cause of 53-year-old Paley's death. According to an unofficial version, the cause of death was stress. The news portal notes that life-sentenced criminal authority Mikhail Prokopyev (Prokop) could testify against Paley calling him a customer in the case of the murder of his business partner Anatoly Gorbushin on July 7, 2003.
The source of the news portal said that Prokop's testimony is reliable and provable, and currently, the issue of bringing to justice a number of persons, who are personally discredited by the link with the leader of the OCG, is being discussed in Moscow.
In turn, the lawyers of the criminal authority, who was delivered from the colony Black Berkut to the Kirov jail seven months ago, deny the facts of providing the investigation with any new data on Paley.
Grigory Paley, together with Anatoly Gorbushin and Igor Mikhaylik were founders of the Vyatsky commercial center in the mid-1990s and then opened a company Roma, in which Paley served as the head of the security service. In the early 2000s, there were serious disagreements among the co-founders, and the question about the division of business arose. On the eve of the murder of Gorbushin, in which almost 40 bullets were fired from Kalashnikov rifles, he had a serious conflict with Mikhaylik. At the same time, Paley previously claimed that the murder was ordered by Mikhaylik, and the killers were the members of the Prokopovskie organized crime group.
The gang was operating in the Kirov region from 1993 to 2004. Over the years, the Prokopovskie have committed more than ten murders and attempts on members of competing gangs and entrepreneurs who refuse to pay tribute.
Mikhail Prokopyev in court
Recall that the founder and leader of the OCG, Mikhail Prokopyev, known as Prokop, was found guilty of organizing a criminal community, banditry, murder, the murder of two or more persons, attempted murder of two or more persons, and illegal arms trafficking. On June 7, 2017, the Kirov court sentenced him to life imprisonment. In January 2018, it was reported that Mikhail Prokopyev was sent to Kirov from the colony Black Dolphin to testify against local officials and law enforcement officers who had a relationship with his criminal activities.