Hitman of Orekhovskaya OCG receives sentence exceeding life term for attempt on officer of Regional Department for Organized Crime Control
Earlier, the defendant was found guilty of more than 30 murders.
Alexander Vasilchenko, a member of the Orekhovskaya organized crime group, received 12.5 years in a strict regime colony in the case of an assassination attempt on the head of the MIA’s Regional Department for Organized Crime Control (RUBOP) for Moscow, Nikolay Petrov. About a week ago, the jury asked to commute the offender’s sentence, Mediazona reports.
In 1998, Vasilchenko and Marat Polyansky attacked the RUBOP officer. Polyansky shot, but the policeman survived. In 2004, Vasilchenko was sentenced to life imprisonment for committing more than 30 murders. In 2011, Polyansky went to prison for 17 years. Leader of the Orekhovskaya OCG Sergey Butorin also received a life term.
In 2017, Butorin and Polyansky testified that members of the OCG attacked a police officer on the order of businessman Sergey Vyalkov. He was allegedly associated with the gang and was afraid of exposure by the RUBOP officer. The jury of the Moscow City Court acquitted Vyalkov.
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