Leader of Osokinskie OCG wanted since 2008 detained in Ukraine  

Leader of Osokinskie OCG wanted since 2008 detained in Ukraine

After the gang was liquidated in 2004, Aleksey Lebedev managed to escape abroad. Most of his fellow gang members received sentences ranging from 7 to 25 years.

One of the last leaders of the infamous Osokinskie OCG Alekey Lebedev was detained by Ukrainian law enforcement officers in the city of Fastov near Kiev as "a person who has committed a criminal offense outside of Ukraine."    

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At the request of the Fastov Prosecutor's Office, the court has left 47-year-old Lebedev under temporary arrest for 40 days; the issue of extradition is currently being addressed.

After the gang was liquidated in 2004, Aleksey Lebedev was among the few Osokinskie OCG members, who managed to escape abroad.

The majority of the OCG members were tried. The preliminary investigation in the case lasted for 4 years; the indictment comprised of 22 out of 122 volumes of the criminal case. The Osokinskie were accused of committing 34 crimes, including banditry, extortion, illegal possession of weapons, robbery, murder, and swindling.

At the close of proceedings, the court sentenced the criminals for a period from 7 to 25 years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony. Now their former leader Aleksey Lebedev will face the deserved punishment.

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