Shamaninskie gang leader extradited from UAE to Russia

Shamaninskie gang leader extradited from UAE to Russia
Gang’s leader Oleg Shamanin

For several years, this organized criminal organization, which also included several members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has been haunting businessmen in Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk.

The leader of the notorious Russian gang Oleg Shamanin has been extradited from the United Arab Emirates back into homeland, Arkhangelsk news agency Ekho Severa reported citing its sources. The media outlet claims that Shamanin currently remains in Moscow.

The Russian Investigative Committee in the Arkhangelsk region informed that they have no information regarding the news. At the same time, in July, the ICR reported that the Prosecutor General's Office was preparing documents for the extradition of Oleg Shamanin to Russia.

According to recent data, the others suspected participants in Shamaninskie gang continue to familiarize with the case, the term being extended until February 18. The case of Oleg Shamanin himself has been separated.

A total of 29 people have been detained in the case of the gang, three of them are former MIA employees. They have been charged with Participation In a Criminal Community (part 2 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code), Extortion (items (a, b), part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code), Wilful Destruction of other people's property (part 2 of Art. 167 of the Criminal Code) and Robbery (item (a), part 4 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code). The criminal case against the gang contains a total of 158 volumes.

Investigators believe that the organized criminal community was created by Oleg Shamanin in 2012 in Severodvinsk. Gang members were engaged in extortion from local businesses. In case when people refused to pay, the criminals used violence against them and destroyed their property — burned cars, shops, and clubs in Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk. According to the Federal Security Service (FSB), Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk businessmen handed from several tens of thousands to several million rubles to bandits every month. By the court order, law enforcers arrested more than 42 mln rubles on Shamanin’s accounts.

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