MP Sergei Dulianinov arrested for creating gang of Black Lumberjacks
According to the investigation, the parliamentarian was the group leader.
A deputy of the Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky City Council, Trans-Baikal Territory, has been detained for 48 hours on suspicion of organizing a criminal community of "black lumberjacks," reported the press service of the local ICR.
The ICR does not name the detainee, but local media refer to him as Sergei Dulianinov, a deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party. As Chita.ru wrote earlier, parliamentarian’s brother and four other alleged members of the community were detained.
The Investigative Committee noted that the group had a “strict hierarchy”, and the deputy who headed it determined the logging spots, looked for new members, controlled sales and distributed incomes.
Investigators are taking measures to establish all the circumstances of the crime. The probe is ongoing, the ICR said in the statement.