Member of organized crime group who fled from justice under name of famous artist for 18 years detained in Tula region
He received $120 thousand for release and escaped.
Police have detained a man in Tula region who had been on a federal wanted list for 18 years for crimes under article 127 of Russia’s Criminal Code (illegal deprivation of freedom). According to Russia’s MIA in Tula region, he had been fleeing from justice under the name of a famous artist.
According to MIA, in 2000, citizen of Krasnodar as part of an organized crime group abducted a man and had been holding him as hostage for almost 2 months, demanding ransom from his relatives. After the abductor received $120 thousand, he released the victim and escaped.
Law enforcement officers initiated a criminal case and put him on a federal wanted list.
Officers of the Criminal Investigation Unit have recently found out the escapee had been living in a Tula region’s town of Suvorov and introducing himself as a famous artist from Krasnodar.
After that, police officers established the man’s real passport data and received confirmation of his whereabouts.
After the detention, the faked artist was taken to the local MIA’s unit for trial and subsequent transfer to the police in Krasnodar region.
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.