Ex-head of Moscow Crime Unit has Odintsovo businessman charged with Orekhovskaya gang affiliation as business partner
Sergei Vyalkov and Alexander Trushkin jointly own three companies in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region.
The case against Sergei Vyalkov has been transferred to the Moscow City Court. The Odintsovo businessman had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a district organized crime unit officer 20 years ago. A jury has been selected to determine whether the suspect is guilty. The defense lawyer Yevgeny Kharlamov claims his client had been framed. According to him, the Orekhovskaya’s Sergei Butorin (Osya), Marat Polyansky and Alexander Vasilchenko had lied about Sergei Vyalkov’s involvement.
As Nikolai Petrov was commuting to work on December 3, 1998 in Moscow, murderers were waiting for him in a KIA minibus near the Sviblovo Metro Station. The bullet touched Petrov's neck and ear, but the 40-year-old police captain survived. The Orekhovskaya killers revealed 20 years later that Vyalkov was the paymaster of the murder attempt. The Odintsovo businessman was also referred to as the gang’s treasurer.
The CrimeRussia found that Sergei Vyalkov became a business partner of Alexander Trushkin, the former head of the Moscow Crime Unit, in 2015. Sergei Vyalkov and Alexander Trushkin jointly own three companies in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region. The policeman directly participated in the crackdown of the gangs of Orekhovskaya, Kurganskaya, and Medvedkovskaya and solved the contract killing of the famous crime boss Otari Kvantrishvili (Otarik). The official personally came to nab the bandits, even when the Orekhovskaya leader Sergei Butorin (Osya) was captured in Spain. Earlier it was reported that Alexander Trushkin was the head of the security company of Alexander Tarantsev, who is the owner and president of the group of companies Russkoye Zoloto ("Russian Gold"). Earlier, one of the kingpins referred to him as the gang's protégé and the paymaster of the murders.
The CrimeRussia will cover Sergei Vyalkov’s links with the Orekhovskaya gang and the ex-head of the Moscow Crime Unit in an update tomorrow.