Potapov's gang of rainmakers to go on trial following its leader
By way of special proceedings, the Samara Regional Court has examined the criminal case against the leader of rainmakers' gang Maksim Potapov, charged under part 1 of Art. 209, part 3 of Art. 222 of the Russian Criminal Code (2 offenses), item (c) part 2 of Art. 115, part 1 of Art. 119, part 3 of Art. 30, part 2 of Art. 167, items (d, h), part 2 of Art. 112, item (a), part 3 of Art. 111, item (a), part 4 of Art. 162 of the Russian Criminal Code.
He is charged under part 1 of Art. 209, part 3 of Art. 222 of the Russian Criminal Code (2 offenses), item (c), part 2 of Art. 115, part 1 of Art. 119, part 3 of Art. 30, part 2 of Art. 167, items (d, h), part 2 of Art. 112, item (a), part 3 of Art. 111, item (a), part 4 of Art. 162 of the Russian Criminal Code.
According to investigation, in 2014, Potapov created a gang for committing crimes for hire, employing four accomplices. The bandits were attacking citizens and organizations in Samara and Orenburg regions for a year. The remaining gang members, namely Grigory Zhukov, Denis Teptsov and Ruslan Ilyasov, will go on trial following their leader. The only Potapov OCG's member remaining at large, Ilya Shutov, has been declared wanted.
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