In Kirov it begins trial of main law enforcement officer of Prokopovskie gang - Sergey Krivoshein

In Kirov it begins trial of main law enforcement officer of Prokopovskie gang - Sergey Krivoshein
Sergey Krivoshein

In Kirov investigating authorities have completed a criminal investigation against organizers and three active members of the Prokopovskie gang.

Kirov region ICR officers completed the investigation of criminal case against Sergey Krivoshein. A member of Prokopovskie organized crime group charged with crimes such as: part 1 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Creation of a Criminal Community (Criminal Organisation), part 1 of Art. 209 (Banditry), item n of Art. 102 of the RSFSR Criminal Code (Murder), items e, h, n, part 2 of Art. 102 of the RSFSR Criminal Code (Attempted Murder), items a, e, g, h, k of part 2 of Art. 105 (Murder of two or more persons), part 3 of Art. 30, items a, g, h, k of part 2 of Art. 105 (Attempted Murder of two or more persons), part 3 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Acquisition, Transfer, Sale, Storage, Transportation, or Bearing of Firearms). In addition it also conducted the investigation in respect of three active members of the Prokopovskie gang. They are accused of involvement in organized crime groups, as well as murder and attempted murder.

As noted in the regional department of the ICR, even in 2014 during the investigation of criminal cases of the past years, the investigators were able to get on the trail of Prokopovskie gang, which had been operating in the Kirov region from 1993 to 2004. The main income of the bandits got from extorting money and goods from local businesses, as well as controlling over their activities. According to police, from 1996 to 2003, gang members committed a lot of attempted murders and killed more than 10 people. Among the victims there were not only competitors from other gangs, but also businessmen, who refused to pay tribute to bandits.

Kirov region ICR added that the main defendant in the criminal case was Sergey Krivoshein. It led the gang together with Mikhail Prokopyev. Investigating authorities found that he was involved not only in the leadership of organized crime group, but also in recruiting new members and providing them with weapons. In addition, Krivoshein was preparing to specific crimes, giving parts between gang members, the development of ways of committing crimes and the subsequent cover-up, organizations of murders.

Law enforcement officers also found that the suspect was personally involved in attacks and murders. In particular, on his account there were a participation in murders of four representatives of other gangs and two businessmen. In addition, investigators have established the involvement of Krivoshein in attempted murders of three members of other organized crime groups, as well as the member of the Prokopovskie gang. At the same time, Krivoshein committed the attempted murder of two people, as well as the murder of businessman Anatoly Gorbushin.

According to the investigating authorities, in the period from 1996 to 1997 the gang also included three other defendants in the criminal case - Dmitry Izmest'ev, Sergey Shirin and Roman Kara. All three acted as killers of the gang. In particular, Dmitry Izmest'ev participated in the attempted murder of two representatives of other organized crime groups and the murder of Gorbushin. With regard to Sergey Shirin and Roman Kara, according to investigators, it was enacted their involvement in the murder of two members of the opposing gang.

Regional ICR’s officers did a lot of work to collect evidence of crimes committed by suspects. Now the criminal case is under confirming of an indictment, then it will be removed to the court for further consideration on the merits.

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