Moscow court arrests Kupavninskaya gang member who robbed collectors
Six years ago, a court sentenced eight accomplices to prison terms.
The Moscow court arrested a member of the Kupavninskaya organized criminal group that robbed collectors, Sergey Vlasov, who had been hiding from the investigation for a long time. He was charged with committing crimes under part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder), part 2 of Art. 209 of the Criminal Code (Banditry), part 3 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Arms Trafficking), part 4 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code (Robbery), part 3 of Art. 30 and part 2 of Art. 105 (Attempted Murder of two or more persons), the press service of the ICR reports.
Kupavninskaya gang was created in 2007 in the eponymous village of Old Kupavna in the Noginsk District of the Moscow region by Sergey Monogov, Pavel Sorokin, Sergey Aksenov and Sergey Muravlev. Later, new members were engaged in gang activities. The gang attacked collectors, Muscovites, and residents of the Moscow region and lived on the stolen money. The ICR reports about three armed attacks.
In December 2009, gangsters killed three collectors on the territory of the Moskva trade fair complex and stole more than 74 million rubles. In August 2010, the defendants wounded two employees of Torg Sbyt LLC and took more than 470 thousand rubles. One of the collectors later died. In August 2012, members of the Kupavninskaya organized criminal group beat two Muscovites and stole 13 million rubles from them.
At the end of January 2013, the court sentenced Sergey Aksenov, Yuri Kapinosov, Ivan Mikhailov, Sergey Muravlev, Pavel Sorokin, Sergey Monogov and Alexander Patkin to long prison terms.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.