Leader of Kupavninskaya gang which robbed collectors in Moscow sentenced
Earlier, eight members of the gang were sentenced to prison terms from 13 years to life imprisonment.
The Moscow City Court sentenced the leader of the Kupavninskaya gang which robber collectors to 17 years in a strict regime colony. The gang stole more than 68 million rubles ($ 1 million) and killed four people. Earlier, eight members of the criminal group were sentenced to prison terms from 13 years to life imprisonment, the press service of the Investigative Committee reports.
As the investigators established, in the evening of December 16, 2009, members of the Kupavninskaya organized criminal group attacked employees of PSC Gruppa Bezopasnosti, who were carrying about 68 million rubles, near the Moskva mall. The criminals shot three collectors and stole the money. On August 3, 2010, near Volzhsky Boulevard, Sorokin and his accomplices attacked collectors once again, as a result of which one was killed and another wounded. The gang stole 474.000 rubles ($ 7.200).
The court found Sorokin guilty of creating a gang (part 1 of Article 209 CCRF), illegal acquisition of firearms (part 3 of Article 222 CCRF), robbery (part 4 of Article 162 CCRF), murders associated with banditry (part 2 of Article 105 CCRF), similar attempted murders (part 3 of Article 30, part 2 of Article 105 CCRF).
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?