Orekhovskaya gang leader exacts revenge on common fund keeper
Details of the criminal case against businessman from Odintsovo Sergey Vyalkov, the testimony against which was given by life imprisoned Sergey Butorin, are disclosed.
Lawyers of Odintsovo businessman Sergey Vyalkov will appeal to the Moscow City Court over the arrest prolongation. The Basmanny court arrested him in early 2018 in the case over an attempt on Deputy Head of the Department for Combating organized crime of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Central District Nikolay Petrov. The businessman is charged with Article 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Encroachment on the Life of a Law Enforcement Officer).
Sergey Vyalkov, known in certain circles as the Orekhovskaya gang common fund keeper, is accused of organizing an attempt on Deputy Head of the Department for Combating organized crime of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Central District Nikolay Petrov. The attack on the policeman occurred on December 3, 1998, in Moscow. When Nikolay Petrov was on his way to work, the killers were waiting for him in a minibus. The bullet passed tangentially, hurting Petrov's neck and ear. Attackers were not detained. A few weeks later, the operatives reported on the disclosure of the crime. As the investigators found, the Grigoryan brothers, who traded on the wholesale market in the Novokosino micro district, were the killers. They confessed that they did not know who was the victim of the attack. For 10 thousand dollars they agreed to kill the person. The customer, as the investigators established, was big cheese from the Armenian diaspora Arsavit Manukyan. Kommersant wrote that he was wanted, but information about his detention was not published anywhere. Two years later the detectives established new executors of the crime - they were killers of the Orekhovskaya gang Marat Polyansky and Alexander Vasilchenko.
Now Nikolay Petrov has already retired and does not work in the bodies, but a new version suddenly appeared. Sergey Vyalkov was charged with the murder.
The testimony was given by one of the leaders of the Orekhovskaya OCG Sergey Butorin (Osya), serving a life sentence. As reported by Rosbalt, Vyalkov, Petrov, and Butorin are colleagues, became friends in the army. After that, everyone ran his own business - Petrov served in the police. Butorin became one of the members of the Orekhovskaya gang. And Vyalkov ran the business under the control of the criminals.
Once, Vyalkov accidentally met Petrov at the airport and during a friendly conversation they remembered his colleague Butorin. Vyalkov said that they still came across and Petrov asked to greet Osya.
Soon, Vyalkov told Butorin about a meeting with an army friend, who became deputy chief of the department. Osya, being a suspicious person, thought it was a trap and took a decision to eliminate the policeman. Also, two years before Butorin staged his death, and now a fighter with gangs knew that Osya was alive. Therefore, leader of the Orekhovskaya gang Petrov ordered. Butorin, Polyansky, and Vasilchenko have already been convicted, but for other crimes. And in 2017, Osya, serving a life sentence, unexpectedly testified that Sergey Vyalkov was involved in the attempt on Petrov.
In January 2018, Odintsovo businessman was arrested. It is interesting that the representative of the Prosecutor General's Office asked not to arrest Vyalkov, as there are dubious proofs of his guilt in the materials of the case. However, the court decided to arrest him.
The Sergey Butorin's motive "to rat out" is unknown. Perhaps, Osya would face better conditions of detention. Vyalkov is inclined to think that the Orekhovskaya members are taking revenge that he actively cooperated with operatives and investigators, giving testimony to Osya and other bandits.
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