Supreme Court overturned 25-year term of Chita gang leader Borisena

Supreme Court overturned 25-year term of Chita gang leader Borisena
Nikolay Borisenko

The Supreme Court sent the case of leader and members of the Trans-Baikal gang Borisena to a new trial.⁠

The Supreme Court overturned the verdict of the Trans-Baikal Regional Court against leader of the criminal group Nikolay Borisenko. IA Chita.Ru reports this with reference to the press service of the court. The case against Borisenko and his five accomplices was transferred to a new trial in a different bench.

On July 6 of this year, the court recognized Borisenko, known in the criminal world as Borisena, guilty of Armed Robbery (part 4 of Article 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Illegal Possession of Weapons (part 1 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code) and Complicity in Murder (part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). He was sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment for the whole of the crimes, with his first 10 years in prison, and subsequent ones in a special regime colony.

Four of his accomplices: ex-policeman Vladimir Kolobov, Kirill Volkov, Sergey Fedoreev and Roman Nozdrin received terms from 3 to 18 years. Kolobov was accused of robbery, committed with causing grave harm to the health of the victim, the rest - upon robbery.

According to the investigation, which the court agreed to, in September 2005, the gang of Borisenko raided the Mekhkolonna-142 base at ZBSM-142 LLC, which was building the Chita-Khabarovsk highway. The criminals attacked two guards of the base, brutally beat them and, threatening with murder, stole a motorized crane, a watch, 600 liters of diesel fuel and a diesel power plant. The damage caused was later estimated at 2.3 million rubles ($39.300).

In addition, the court found Borisenko guilty of instigating the murder of witness Alexander Zakharchenko, who testified against him. He allegedly saw how ‘authority’ shot a drunken man who, having confused the door, knocked at his house. Killers of Zakharchenko Anatoly Zinin and Vladimir Igoshin were jailed for 25 years.

Recall also that in December 2014 Borisenko had already been sentenced by the Trans-Baikal Regional Court to 24 years of imprisonment for crimes committed by the gang of Black Realtors created by him.

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