Prosecutor argues for almost 10 yrs in prison after Los murder acquittal
The trial in Russia vs. the organized criminal group is held in closed session because the case file has parts marked “Secret” and “Top Secret”.
The prosecutor asks to sentence the mafia boss Alexander Kuryakov aka Los to 9 years and 10 months in a strict regime penal colony after a jury delivered a not-guilty verdict on the charges of masterminding murders and extorting money, but found him guilty of one count of an attempted drug sale, reports RAPSI.
His brother Andrei Kuryakov was also found guilty of trying to sell drugs. During the pleadings, the prosecutor asked to sentence him to 14 years and 11 months in a penal colony, and if we take into account the previous sentence imposed by the Primorsky District Court of St. Petersburg, he is to serve 18 years in prison and pay a fine of 100.000 rubles ($1.500).
The trial in the case of Russia vs. the organized criminal group is held in closed session because the case file has parts marked “Secret” and “Top Secret”. Earlier, the jury’s verdict was announced, and eight persons — Mikhail Kokotov, Sergey Osipov, Sergey Tsarev, Vyacheslav Shishkin, and former police officers Vladimir Golovkov, Andrey Gordienko, Vladimir Panteleev, Dmitry Koshelev, and the Kuriakov brothers were acquitted on charges of seven homicides, drug trafficking and extortion.
Los’s gang originated back in the notorious 90s. Having just finished school, Kuryakov gathered a group of former athletes and started by robbing cars. Then the Tambovskie gang offered him protection and he engaged in the protection racket of stalls. He moved on to robbery, looting and extortion and was convicted three times. The gang operated until 2012 and is responsible for seven murders, including those committed by law enforcers that were part of the gang, seven counts of drug trafficking in Russia, Germany and Finland, robbery and extortion.