FSB officer from hitmen gang sentenced to 24 years in prison on Chekist Day
Alexey Korotkov was found guilty of killing seven people. In addition to imprisonment, he was sentenced to a fine of 500 thousand rubles ($7.3 thousand).
The Ural District Military Court found Alexey Korotkov, a member of the Tyumen “FSB gang,” guilty of killing seven people and 13 grave and especially grave crimes and sentenced him to 24 years’ imprisonment in a strict regime colony and a fine of 500 thousand rubles ($7.3 thousand), reports Znak.com. Korotkov was also deprived of the military rank of Lieutenant of the reserve.
During the court session, Korotkov stated that he had realized the full gravity of his deed and repented. He asked all the victims, including the state, for forgiveness, and asked to keep him able to live on. Korotkov also recalled his collaboration with the investigation, which allowed to expose other gang members.
The proceedings in the FSB gang case began in the Urals District Military Court in Yekaterinburg on December 12. Only Alexey Korotkov was in the dock. The rest of the members are either awaiting trial, or are in the detention center, or are hiding from law enforcement agencies.
According to investigators, the gang consisted of FSB Lieutenant Alexey Korotkov, FSB warrant officer Yevgeny Gladkikh, FSB sambo coach Alexander Kobylin and unemployed Sergey Sinyakov. Depending on the role in the gang, each of them was charged with murder (Art. 105 of the Criminal Code), Robbery (Art. 162 of the Criminal Code), Hooliganism (Art. 213 of the Criminal Code) and Abduction (Art.126 of the Criminal Code). FSB Captain Vladimir Gilev and Tyumen resident Sergey Zozulya, who had previously served in the Ministry of the Interior, are also named in the case.
For over 10 years, the group has been complicit in murders, including contract ones. The victims of the bandits were ‘cashiers,’ business people and random people. After the gang was detained, an FSB group from Moscow arrived in Tyumen for an internal investigation. As a result, the leadership of the Tyumen regional service department was ousted, including its Head, General Vadim Pyatiletov.
Six months ago, no one could predict the state of the MIA General Administration for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region by the time of the forthcoming elections. After the appointment of Moscow general Roman Plugin in charge of it, the St. Petersburg police has undergone significant changes. Major general of justice Oleg Antropov, Head of the Main Investigations Directorate, is ‘the last man standing’ from the old command of the MIA General Administration. Most probably, he is going to become the next victim of ‘janitor’ Plugin.