Nephew of St. Petersburg ‘night Governor’ follows his fate
The leader of the group, Roman Zuev, who is the alleged nephew of St. Petersburg ‘night Governor’ Vladimir Kumarin received 24 years in a strict regime penal colony.
The Tambov Regional Court sentenced members of the Tambovsko-Medvedkovskaya criminal group. According to Rosbalt, the jury found all the defendants guilty of all the charges brought against them. According to the results of the investigation, the defendants were charged with Murder, Rape, Violent Acts of a Sexual Nature, Abduction of a Person, Extortion, Theft, and Swindling.
One of the leaders of the group, which operated mainly in the metropolitan region, Roman Zuev called himself the nephew of former 'night Governor' of St. Petersburg Vladimir Kumarin. The operatives did not check this information, because it has nothing to do with the case, but it is known that they are countrymen - both were born in the Muchkapsky settlement of the Muchkapsky district of the Tambov region.
Roman Zuev received 24 years in a strict-regime penal colony. Another leader of the group, Sergey Shatagin, nicknamed Malysh (Kid), is jailed for 14 years. The remaining members of the organized crime group received terms from 14 to 17 years in a strict regime penal colony.
Members of the gang engaged in fraud in the credit sphere, extortion, 'covering' prostitutes and merchants, kidnapping people. Roman Zuev started his career as the driver of the Head of one of the Moscow administrations. Soon he understood that the official, in addition to basic duties, was engaged in illegal rental of apartments. Zuev started looking for potential customers. Entering into trust, he became an intermediary in transferring bribes from businessmen to his boss. However, soon he was caught by operatives during the transfer of the next amount of money. Zuev agreed to cooperate and surrendered the boss. He himself passed on the case as a witness, and on his hands were the keys to numerous apartments. In search of lessees Zuev met with leader of the Medvedkovskaya gang Sergey Shatagin. Malysh began his criminal career as the member of Orekhovo-Medvedkovsko-Odintsovskaya gang. In the 2000s, Shatagin was still engaged in racketeering, 'covering' small businessmen and prostitutes. Zuev also proposed new ideas, for which Malysh took him under his patronage.
Zuev recruited people from his native village: a former paratrooper, participant in the fighting in Chechnya Sergey Lepeshkin (Los), Yuri Gorelkin and Alexey Dvoretsky and one girl. Then Zuev began to establish relations in the criminal world, calling himself a nephew and continuer of the Kumarin's case.
New acquaintances found people, on whom large loans were taken out. Money was shared between the gang members, part of the amount was given to Shatagin. Then he began 'covering' prostitutes and scams with the sale of cars. Cheating Chechens on a large sum of money, killings and serious disassembly at the level of thieves in law began.
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