Organized crime group members will be tried for stealing rented cars in Omsk
As a result of fraud, four car owners have lost their vehicles.
Organized crime group members, who have been stealing cars, are to be tried in Omsk. They acted according to the same scheme – renting cars for three days, and then disappearing.
From November to March, they stole four foreign cars. The total amount of damage is estimated at 2.4 million rubles.
"During the interrogation of 50 witnesses, 7 forensic examinations, and a dozen confrontations, it was found that a previously convicted 42-year-old Omsk resident had organized a group comprising of six people," press service of the regional MIA department reports. "Each used to fulfill his own function: some would conclude contracts for rental, some –prepare false documents, others would look for buyers and sell cars at a lower cost."
Organizer has been taken into custody, while the rest have been put under house arrest. The other two have fled and have been declared wanted.
Two cars have been returned to their owners. Property of the defendants has been distrained to repay the damage. Each of them could face up to 10 years in prison.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.