Well-connected father. Rostov police nab son of ex-prosecutor Mikhail Bokov, who kept businessmen in fear
Sergei Bokov referred to himself as a crime lord and extorted money from local entrepreneurs. He promised he would help them avoid checks, hinting at his father's law enforcement connections.
In the town of Azov, the Rostov region, police and the FSB detained Sergei Bokov, the son of ex-prosecutor Mikhail Bokov, for extortion from local entrepreneurs, 161.ru reported with reference to a law enforcement source. The operation was carried out in a cafe.
Bokov referred to himself as a crime lord. He demanded money from businessmen, restaurateurs, fishermen and owners of parking lots promising they would avoid inspections and hinting at his father's law enforcement connections.
The prosecutor’s son reportedly had athlete accomplices. The group consisted of 10 people, but only Bokov has been detained so far.
A local businessman filed the statement reporting that Bokov wanted 300.000 rubles ($4.450) from him.
Former prosecutor Mikhail Bokov
An extortion case was initiated (Art. 163 of the Criminal Code). Yesterday, Bokov was placed in custody.
Mikhail Bokov was fired in 2009 along with fifteen other prosecutors. They were all dismissed from the Rostov region prosecutor's office on various grounds.