Son of former prosecutor of Azov convicted of extortion as member of athletes gang

Son of former prosecutor of Azov convicted of extortion as member of athletes gang
Sergey Bokov

A businessman, from whom the defendant demanded $ 5,000, turned to the police.

Azov’s court sentenced Sergey Bokov, the son of a former Azov interdistrict prosecutor, to 2.5 years in a penal colony. The defendant positioned himself as a kingpin and, together with accomplices-athletes, extorted money from local entrepreneurs for patronage, 161.ru reports.

Bokov was detained at the end of August 2018, after a report from an entrepreneur, from whom the gang demanded 300,000 rubles ($ 5,000). Bokov offered the businessmen to help avoid prosecutorial checks, referring to connections in the security bodies. There are 10 people in the gang.

The defendant’s father, Mikhail Bokov, was dismissed from the Prosecutor's Office in 2009.

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