Trace of nephew of thief in law Yaponchik found in case into burglars from FSB
‘Authority’ Lyona Assiriysky is being checked into involvement in a robbery of an office of Metallurg bank.
Investigators are checking involvement of a nephew of a ‘thief in law’ Viacheslav Ivankov (aka Yaponchik) and a criminal ‘authority’ Lyona Assiriysky in a robbery of a Moscow-based office of Metallurg bank by representatives of the Federal Security Service, reports Rosbalt with reference to sources within law enforcement.
Earlier, RBC reported that one of the organizers of the robbery was a former employee of the Prosecutor General's Office Konstantin Zharov who had had prior records for robbery. He met certain Kakha in the remand prison. Later, the cell-mates met each other at liberty. Kakha introduced Zharov to an owner of an under-the-table platform for cash-out and money exchange - Boris. Kakha and Boris made a plan to rob parties who would bring 136 million rubles ($2 million) to the platform.
Later, Boris was identified as Karamatov (Khamitov). Source of Rosbalt reports that Kakha was also identified. He is Kakhaber - a right hand man of Lyona Assiriysky. According to the sources of the agency, he became his ‘career’ as a fraudster who worked near money exchangers. During his bargains, he put his fingers in a way so that a number of money remained in his hands. After that, he changed his scheme: he gathered larges amounts from clients of banks and exchangers and promised the exchange at the very profitable exchange rate. After that, he escaped through a back entrance. Later, he became an owner of a chain of exchangers. Cashier sometimes ‘disappeared’ with clients’ money.
Sources of the agency say that Kakha met Karamatov in a remand prison. As soon as they were released, they started dealing with the cash-out and money exchange. Lyona Assiriysky ran a protection racket over this business. Kakhaber met Karamatov’s platform was used by many businessmen and merchants of Assyrian roots.
“Lyona is a high-flyer, of course - not like Kakha. But they are tied to each other. Where Kakhaber is spotted, there’s a trace of Lyona, as well. So, right now, Assiriysky is being checked into involvement in the robbery,” source of Rosbalt told.
Lyona Assiriysky is a nephew of a ‘thief in law’ Viacheslav Ivankov (aka Yaponchik). Yaponchik was reported to have come to a restaurant Taysky slon located on Khoroshevskoye Highway in order to meet Assiriysky on July 28, 2009. After the conversation, the ‘thief’ left the restaurant and was shot by a killer from Gazelle parked nearby.
Earlier, RBC reported that the money that was stolen by representatives of the Federal Security Service during their robbery of Metallurg bank had been owned by Assyrian businessmen who had dealt with money exchange at Lyublino-based Moskva market. The men who had brought the cash to the bank also turned out to be of Assyrian roots.