Tatarstan: trial of 52 complex OCG members begins
The City Court of Naberezhnye Chelny received investigation materials on the case of the 52 complex OCG.
According to official representative of the Interior Ministry Irina Volk, this gang fell in the field of view of law enforcers in 2014. The OCG was formed according to a standard scheme and had a territorial link to 52 housing complex in Naberezhnye Chelny. The gang had a clearly arranged hierarchy between all its members, differed in their cohesion and mobility.
Members of the gang under the guise of patronizing extorted money from private drivers and owners of Internet cafes. Those who refused to pay they intimidated and beaten.
In May 2015, police detained three gang members when they beat their 'clients' at a public transport stop. In respect of them, a criminal case was initiated under Art. 213 of the Criminal Code.
A month later, July 2015, law enforcement officers caught another member of this organized crime group, and in August of the same year managed to detain the alleged gang leader - a 36-year-old previously convicted local resident.
During the investigation, experts found that the gang's activists were the 34-year-old brother of the leader of the organized criminal group (OCG) and five of their friends aged between 31 and 34. One of them managed to escape, the criminal is still on the federal wanted list. In total, 10 people were brought to criminal responsibility.
On April 12 of last year, the actions of the organized crime group were re-qualified according to part 1 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Organization and Participation in the Criminal Community). The defendants of the case are accused of deliberately causing harm to health, beatings, thefts, fraud, robbery, extortion, intentional destruction of property and hooliganism.
In March of this year, one of the defendants of the case went to a deal with the investigation in a pre-trial order. He was sentenced to 3 years 10 months in a strict-regime penal colony.
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