Trial over 15 members of OCG Bratva starts in Kazan
A trial over the organized criminal grouping (OCG) Bratva begins in Tatarstan. The Prosecutor's Office signed the indictment; a criminal case is submitted to the Supreme Court of Tatarstan, where hearings in essence will take place.
Members of the gang created in 2012 in Leninogorsk are accused of murders, extortion and organization of a criminal society.
29-year-old Maxim Ionov became a leader of the gang at that time. Besides him, 14 more members of the organized criminal group Bratva aged from 22 to 28 years were also on the dock. According to the investigation, Bratva contested spheres of influence with Sportsmen, with which they had strained relations after 2012.
The investigation established that in 2012-2014 the gang members attacked members of a rival OCG Sportsmen to intimidate, killing two people with knives and scraps of armature. In addition, members of the gang were engaged in extortion of money from local businesses under the fear of reprisals; they beat and caused material damage to the victims.
As it is noted on the website of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, during the investigation defendants did not admit their guilt. The court chose to 10 members of gang a measure of restraint in the form of detention, sending four under house arrest.
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This is stated in the indictment of the Prosecutor's Office. The defense of the ex-Minister asked to return the case to the supervisory authority, as the factual allegations changed, but the court refused to do so.