MMA champion to stand trial in Chelyabinsk Region for creation of organized crime group

MMA champion to stand trial in Chelyabinsk Region for creation of organized crime group
Yaroslav Morev

In addition, Yaroslav Morev is accused of robberies and robberies.

Investigators of the Chelyabinsk Region completed an investigation into the case against the winner of the All-Russian MMA tournament Yaroslav Morev. Apart from him, five more people are involved in the case. The case file was submitted to court. 

According to the investigation, in the fall of 2018, the athlete organized a criminal group, which included five of his friends, who also were into martial arts. Three of them at that time were not 18 years old. 

In November 2018, the group beat and robbed five residents of the city, including a woman. The amount of damage exceeded 100,000 rubles ($ 1,600). As the ICR noted, the investigation into the case from the very beginning was difficult because the criminals chose the victims among drunk people and attacked, as a rule, at night. Therefore, it was not possible to obtain their exact description from the victims. 

The group then began using cars for quick departure, and, during the last crime, masks. After one of the attacks, the Traffic Police chased the criminals’ car but could not detain them. However, after some time, all members of the group and its leader were detained.

Depending on the degree of participation, all six are charged with committing crimes under part 4 of Article 150 CCRF (involving minors in the commission of crimes), paragraph “a” of part 3 of Article 161 CCRF (robbery), paragraph “a” of part 4 of Article 162 CCRF (armed robbery).

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