OMON gang charged with attempted murder of former Tver region Deputy Head
Gang members, committing crimes dressed like OMON or FSB officers in early 2000s, masterminded robbery and murder of Andrey Stroyev for mercenary purposes.
New twists have been revealed concerning the criminal case of a gang, which four members had been convicted of assault and theft of 20 million rubles from a businessman at Vnukovo airport. According to the Life, members of the gang, consisting of 11 people, in the early 2000s organized the robbery and the murder of Andrey Stroyev, who was the Deputy Governor of the Tver region at that time.
According to a source, gangsters’ acquaintances were renovating Stroev’s house in the Tver region. They told the gang members that the official was loaded. The constructors said the Deputy Governor had paid them 1.5 million euros to build the house. When questioned, prisoners told investigators that they had intended to get all the money that was in the house, and if met with resistance, to get rid of the official. According to the Life, the criminals failed to realize their plans due to police officers, however, the website did not specify as to why the gang had not been arrested and convicted a decade ago or earlier.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, the gang that robbed wealthy people at Vnukovo airport was arrested in the autumn of 2014. Gang members, some of whom were incumbent or former law enforcement officers, had Kalashnikovs, ammunition, body armor, radios and cars at their disposal. In the summer of 2014 the gangsters clad in the uniform of the riot police OMON and the Federal Security Service, arrived at Vnukovo airport driving a BMW X5 with tinted windows and fake license plate numbers. The robbers attacked a man and robbed him of 20 million rubles. Gangsters were going to commit another crime of the kind.
The gang consisted of 11 people in total, however only four were tried in June this year. The 31-year-old resident of the Kaluga Region Hasan Nuridinov received 2.5 years of the strict regime colony, 51-year-old resident of Moscow Vladimir Dubiv got 2 years and 3 months of strict regime colony. 36-year-old resident of the Oryol region Oleg Bgatov and 46-year resident of the Moscow region Mikhail Markovs have been sentenced to 4 years and 10 months and 4 years and 7 months in prison respectively. At the time when the crime was committed, Oleg Bgatov and Vladimir Kabanov were working with the OMON riot police for the MIA Transport in the Central Federal District. Previously, Markovs had worked in Latvia’s law enforcement agencies.
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