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Bankrupt tycoon Scot Young 'laundered dirty money for Russian gangsters - including Putin critic Boris Berezovsky' - before his death plunge onto railings outside London home




Scot Young was the 'go-to fixer' for Vladimir Putin's arch-enemy Boris Berezovsky and laundered the Russian oligarch's cash before they both died in mysterious circumstances within a year of each other, it was claimed today.

Mr. Young, who was once worth up to £800million before going bankrupt, died after plunging onto railings below his £3million London penthouse in December 2014 after repeatedly warning police and friends that hitmen with links to Moscow wanted him dead.

A year after his fatal fall a coroner ruled that Scot's death aged 52 could not be called suicide due to 'insufficient evidence' - but the Met concluded it was non-suspicious.

Investigative journalist Heidi Blake has written a new book 'From Russia with Blood' and claims Scot was in 'huge danger' for laundering cash for Berezovsky and his rich Russian friends who fled to Britain.

She also believes Scot made millions after he stumbled upon a tax loophole that allowed him to move money into Britain without punishment if he admitted to HMRC it was all raised from crimes carried out abroad.

Ms Blake told BBC Scotland: 'Scot fell in with a major organised crime group and began laundering money for them.

'He became the go-to fixer for Berezovsky and his associates as they sought ways to stash their ill-gotten cash in an extraordinary array of luxury British properties, vehicles, private jets and helicopters.

Boris Berezovsky was found hanged in 2013. Some have claimed he was murdered but police disagree

'He really helped Berezovsky splash his cash in the UK and pursued a whole range of highly risky property deals for Berezovsky in Russia itself.

'So he exposed himself to huge danger as part of that role and ultimately he plunged from a window from his fourth-floor apartment in Marylebone, in London and was impaled on the spikes of a wrought iron fence underneath.

'This after warning police and his friends and family for years that he was being targeted by Russian hitmen.' 

Ms Blake also claims that Young's money laundering career came after he robbed banks in Europe and found a way to bring it back to Britain without facing arrest.

She said: ‘Scot Young met a lawyer on a Concorde flight from New York to London in the 1990s and told him: "I've got a tax problem. I've been robbing banks all over Europe and whenever I try to spend the money I have made, in the UK, the taxman wants to know where it came from".

Heidi, who is global investigations editor of Buzzfeed, went on: 'He was introduced to a barrister who advised him that money stolen in bank heists wasn't in the schedules of taxable income and the taxman couldn't tax you on the proceeds of crime.

‘So if he went to HMRC and told them that he had stolen all this money, he wouldn't be taxed. The way the law worked at the time is that anything declarations you made voluntarily you did so with immunity so that tax authorities weren't able to notify the police that this money was stolen.

'So this is what Scot Young did, he moved all the money into a UK account, declared this was how he made it and the taxman let him get on with spending it'.

Scot was part of a group of five friends — all of whom attained huge riches on deals they brokered — who all met sudden, violent deaths within four years of each other. 

They were property magnates Paul Castle and Robbie Curtis; ex-rock manager Johnny Elichaoff and Berezovsky, found dead at his Berkshire home in 2013 with a ligature round his neck.

Mr Young had told friends he was worried someone was going to try to kill him because here was ‘a price on his head’.

He served eight months in prison in 2013 after a judge jailed him for contempt of court for failing to reveal the whereabouts of the £400million fortune that was at the centre of his seven-year divorce battle with his wife. 
Dundee-born Scot made his riches in property and gambling on telecoms - but also reportedly made large sums working as a fixer for the super-rich.

He himself lived a lavish lifestyle, riding around in luxury sports cars and wearing designer clothes.

He married Michelle Young in 1995 and had two children, Scarlet and Sasha, living in a 12-bedroom, 200-acre plot in Surrey.

Mrs Young had previously claimed that he was 'worth a few billion at least' and said her husband had hidden assets of more than £400million in offshore accounts.

Things started to go sour in 2006 and a protracted divorce battle ensued - with Scot agreeing to marry an American-born model.

But this never happened as, in 2014, he was found impaled on railings in Montagu Square, London.

The cause of his death has never been ascertained and an inquest in 2015 refused to label it as suicide.

In 2017 it was revealed that Scotland Yard had received a transcript of a phone call between Mr and Mrs Young that took place five weeks before his death.

In the call she said she had uncovered links between him and exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. But he warned her to stop investigating his contacts and his life was in danger.

Scot Young helped hide his £500million fortune from his wife 'in a game of hide and concealment' after instructing a Panama-based law firm, leaked documents suggested in 2016.

The British tycoon used Mossack Fonseca and other offshore businesses to stash his assets in Russia, the British Virgin Islands and Monaco.


Violent Russian gangster from Brooklyn trades in $1,500 Hermes belt buckle for 16 years in a prison uniform




By JOHN ANNESE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
DEC 04, 2019 | 12:03 AM

He won’t be wearing his $1,500 belt buckle for a while.
A violent Russian mobster who spent his money on high-top Yeezy sneakers and an over-the-top expensive Hermes belt buckle was sentenced to more than 16 years behind bars for gun-running, arson, loansharking, gambling and extortion.
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Leonid (Lenny) Gershman (right) and Aleksey Tsvetkov (left) have ties to an organized crime syndicate known as Thieves in Law, according to authorities. (Courtesy of Brooklyn Federal Prosecutor)


Leonid (Lenny) Gershman, one of the leaders of an Eastern European organized crime syndicate that terrorized Brooklyn for six years, learned his fate Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court.
Gershman, 36, and partner Aleksey Tsvetkov, were convicted on racketeering charges after a three-week federal trial last year. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Gershman to 196 months behind bars.
The defendants, both of Brooklyn, orchestrated a crime spree in the heavily-Russian Brighton Beach section, along with neighboring Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay, from 2011 to 2017.

In 2016, the duo hired two men to set fire to a Coney Island building that hosted a competing high-stakes poker game, and the blaze nearly proved fatal. Firefighters had to pull a young boy and a second person from the burning building, and the rescue was so harrowing that one of the firefighters needed surgery to recover from injuries.

They also used a pistol to shatter the teeth of a man suspected of robbing their marijuana stash house, and once reached out to a group of Russian mobsters known as “Thieves in Law” to track down the father of a man who owed them more than $40,000.
The father, who was found in Moscow, acknowledged his son was living in Israel, where gangsters tracked him down, Gershman said during a wiretapped phone call.
Gershman and his criminal buddies lived well, wearing high fashion and fancy watches, driving a Porsche and, in Tsevkov’s case, receiving a brand new motorcycle, wrapped in a bow, as a birthday gift.
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John Annese has covered crime and breaking news for the New York Daily News since 2015. Before that, he reported on crime, courts, and the Staten Island opioid epidemic for the Staten Island Advance. He is the recipient of several New York State Associated Press Association Awards.



How Kremlin Assassins Sowed Terror By means of The Streets Of London Whereas British Police Scrambled To Cease Them


  

By
 Carlos Christian
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December 3, 2019
Rain was spreading like a contemporary bruise throughout the London sky because the unmarked automobile rolled up Whitehall towards Massive Ben. The Scotland Yard safety officer scanned the highway with a well-trained eye, clocking potential hazards because the automobile handed the spiked iron gates of Downing Avenue, and swung proper on Parliament Sq.. He had spent years guarding numerous authorities ministers and visiting international dignitaries, and there wasn’t an inch of this maze of energy that he didn’t know just like the again of his hand.
Nothing appeared amiss because the automobile sloshed to a cease exterior a contemporary multicolored glass constructing. London’s black-cab drivers had been doing roaring enterprise within the rain, and the pavements had been grey and empty aside from a smattering of pedestrians underneath dripping umbrellas. However the metropolis was in disaster. Days earlier than, the FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko had died within the full glare of the world’s media after being poisoned with radioactive polonium. However first, he managed to unravel his personal homicide by publicly accusing the Kremlin of orchestrating his killing in an announcement issued from his deathbed. The safety officer had been summoned as the federal government scrambled to answer this brazen nuclear assault within the coronary heart of London.
The doorways to the Dwelling Workplace slid open and the officer strode into the command heart of British state safety. He was proven upstairs to a big boardroom the place a number of grave-faced officers was ready. A stale form of mugginess within the air instructed him they’d been cooped up collectively for a while.
“There have been six folks on the Kremlin’s hit checklist,” the girl on the head of the desk stated as quickly as he sat, “and so they have already killed Litvinenko.” Officers from MI5, MI6, and GCHQ had been seated across the desk, the officer famous, alongside the Dwelling Workplace safety chiefs. “It is a direct coverage of the Russian state: they’re killing dissidents,” the chair continued. “We now have some right here, and they’re coming for them.” She addressed him instantly. “Make them protected,” she commanded.
The exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky and the Chechen insurgent chief Akhmed Zakayev had been judged to be underneath “extreme” menace of assassination, the officers across the desk defined, which means an assault was thought of “extremely possible,” whereas a Russian journalist dwelling in Britain and the Chilly Conflict defector Oleg Gordievsky had additionally been recognized as Kremlin targets. One other political hit on British soil can be an “unimaginable” catastrophe for the federal government because it struggled to salvage relations with Moscow and restore public confidence within the wake of the Litvinenko imbroglio. So the Dwelling Workplace wished Scotland Yard’s Specialist Safety Command to work alongside the safety companies to offer “protection in depth” for every of the exiles on the Kremlin’s hit checklist.
Specialist Safety was often tasked with guarding the prime minister and members of the cupboard, so its officers had the identical stage of safety clearance as Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism command. That meant they could possibly be briefed on intelligence British spies had gathered concerning the threats to the Russians on their watch.
Over the week that adopted, they discovered concerning the FSB’s poison manufacturing facility exterior Moscow, the place armies of state scientists had been growing an ever-expanding suite of chemical and organic weapons to be used towards particular person targets. There have been poisons designed to make dying look pure by triggering fast-acting cancers, coronary heart assaults, and different deadly sicknesses. There have been labs set as much as research the biomolecular construction of prescription medicines and work out what could possibly be added to show a typical remedy right into a lethal cocktail. And the state had developed an entire arsenal of psychotropic medication to destabilize its enemies—highly effective mood-altering substances designed to plunge targets into sufficient psychological anguish to take their very own lives or to make staged suicides look plausible.
That Russia had poured such unimaginable sources into offering its hit squads with the instruments of undetectable homicide made the brazenness of Litvinenko’s killing much more perplexing. Polonium had the potential to be the right traceless poison: its alpha rays made it laborious to detect, and with a smaller dose Litvinenko would most likely have died quietly of most cancers a couple of months later. Maybe, the safety officers thought, his two assassins had overdosed him by chance of their desperation to get the job performed. Or perhaps his dying was intentionally dramatic, designed to ship a sign to Russia’s dissident diaspora in Britain. Both method, there was one factor the safety officer discovered for certain: even when it appeared just like the dying of a Russian exile was the results of pure causes, accident, or suicide, that conclusion may nicely not be well worth the post-mortem paper it was written on.
So as to add to the complexity, the FSB was inextricably intertwined with Russian mafia teams, which in flip had deep hyperlinks to highly effective organized crime gangs in Britain, so Scotland Yard wanted to be prepared for something from a classy chemical, organic, or nuclear assault to a crude hit contracted out to a London gangster for money.
The best menace, by far, was to Berezovsky. The oligarch had made himself Russia’s public enemy primary by means of his relentless assaults on the Kremlin and his efforts to foment rebel in Putin’s yard, and he had successfully appointed himself the chef de mission of the whole dissident neighborhood within the UK. He had already survived a number of assassination makes an attempt, and the Russia watchers had been getting a gentle stream of intelligence about new plots to kill him. Russia’s state safety and arranged crime advanced had grown right into a multiheaded hydra underneath Putin’s auspices, and competing factions throughout the FSB, the mafia, and the nation’s navy intelligence company had been all vying for the possibility to harpoon the president’s white whale.
Shielding Berezovsky was now the safety officer’s high precedence. It was time to pay a go to to Down Avenue.
Berezovsky was in usually rambunctious spirits. The homicide of Litvinenko was a sickening blow, nevertheless it was additionally a convincing vindication. The assassination had, because the defector stated in his dying assertion, proven simply how brutal Putin really was, and eventually the world was listening. His workplace on Down Avenue was abuzz because the oligarch and his acolytes made sense of what had occurred and conspired to ram house the message of their good friend’s homicide.
For his personal half, Berezovsky had little doubt about who had administered the polonium—however he was skeptical that Litvinenko was the meant goal. Hadn’t Berezovsky himself been warned, years earlier than, of a radioactive plot to kill him on British soil? Wasn’t he Putin’s true nemesis? The oligarch was busy telling everybody that the assassins had actually been despatched to get rid of him however will need to have failed and seized the possibility to poison Litvinenko as a substitute. So when the safety officer confirmed up in his workplace with the information that he was on the high of the Kremlin’s UK hit checklist, he was thrilled. Lastly the state was endorsing what he had been saying all alongside: Vladimir Putin was making an attempt to kill him.
The safety officer was a tall, elegant man with close-cropped silver hair and pale blue eyes. He was a shade extra erudite than a lot of his Scotland Yard colleagues, and he shaped a simple rapport with Berezovsky. It might be mandatory, he defined, to scour each element of the oligarch’s life-style for weak spots that could possibly be exploited by the Kremlin’s assassins. Step one was to carry out a full “ingestion audit”—cataloging every thing Berezovsky consumed, to evaluate his susceptibility to poisoning. Throughout a collection of interviews, officers stuffed their notebooks with an exhaustive checklist of something the oligarch ate and drank, studying greater than they ever thought they might concerning the most interesting wines and whiskeys cash might purchase, in addition to documenting all of the lotions and lotions he utilized to his physique and the medicine he was taking. It didn’t take lengthy to determine a serious downside.
Berezovsky was closely reliant on Viagra, and, worse, he was taking a penis-enlargement system that he had specifically shipped over from Moscow. Nonetheless extra alarming was his urge for food for teenage women, which made him a sitting duck for honey traps. The oligarch was continually being contacted by disturbingly younger intercourse staff from the previous USSR and he incessantly ferried them over to Britain for classes on his personal airplane.
I’ve the absurd duty of making an attempt to influence a sixty-year-old billionaire that he has to rein all this in, the safety officer mirrored wearily as he reviewed the outcomes of his life-style audit. However he was used to this form of moral dilemma from years of guarding the nice and the nice in London. When an envoy did medication at the back of the automobile, or a diplomat introduced a hooker again to his lodge, it was a part of the job to look away. “I’m not going to sit down right here providing you with a lecture on morals or ethics, however you’re very susceptible right here,” was all he stated to his cost. “That is how they’ll kill you.”
The issue wasn’t simply the women. Berezovsky was eternally being approached over the transom by would-be enterprise companions and political allies who wished his funding for this new enterprise or that new opposition social gathering, and he was all too free and simple about assembly anybody who requested to see him.
Then there was the problem of separating the Kremlin-sanctioned threats from these arising from the oligarch’s personal dangerous enterprise dealings. Berezovsky had tangled typically sufficient with organized crime to amass some nasty personal adversaries who had tried to take him out earlier than, however the officer’s remit was restricted to defending him from authorities assassins. The issue was that Berezovsky’s personal enemies might simply rent a moonlighting FSB hit squad to go after him, and the state was equally able to enlisting one other oligarch or mafia boss to orchestrate his killing as a cutout, so it was all however inconceivable to make certain the place any given menace actually originated.
The officer reasoned that there was no level confronting Berezovsky concerning the darker aspect of his life. In any case, he would by no means reply honestly anyway. However he instructed the oligarch to not meet anybody who approached him out of the blue on any pretext—be it sexual, business, or political—with out first passing on the small print to Scotland Yard for vetting.
The intelligence flowing into Specialist Safety from Britain’s spy businesses indicated an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of recent threats towards Berezovsky. The officers had been deluged with the names and pictures of a quickly altering forged of people linked to the Russian safety companies or organized crime who had been believed to be concerned in plans to kill the oligarch. When a contemporary plot emerged, officers would observe Berezovsky down and yank him out of no matter dinner or enterprise assembly he was attending to warn him he was in imminent hazard.
The safety officer started to really feel he was dwelling in a John le Carré novel, assembly Berezovsky furtively at evening on misty road corners in Belgravia to indicate him mug pictures of his newest would-be assassins underneath the lamplight and implore him, please, for God’s sake, to not agree to satisfy them.
The others on the Kremlin’s hit checklist had tailored nicely sufficient to their new safety regimes. The insurgent chief Zakayev accepted an armed guard at his home when the menace stage was deemed excessive, and he by no means met anybody new with out cautious vetting and countersurveillance measures. Gordievsky and the Russian journalist had been conscientious about their security. However Berezovsky was impossibly unruly.
On a couple of event, he referred to as the safety officer to announce that he had simply met somebody he had been warned is perhaps a part of a plot to kill him. And he flatly refused to cease antagonizing the Kremlin. He stored touring to Belarus and Georgia to stoke unrest proper on Putin’s doorstep—even after being instructed that Scotland Yard might do nothing to guard him when he was abroad. And each time he gave one other interview by which he took a potshot at Putin, contemporary intelligence would flood in from Britain’s listening posts in Moscow indicating that new plans had been being laid to silence him. It was virtually, the safety officer thought, as should you might really feel the coolness wind blowing in from the east.
However the oligarch appeared to thrive on it. “I’m what I’m,” he would say. “I’m Boris Berezovsky, and I crave battle.” It was as if he had an odd form of harmful vitality, the officer thought, that made him need to run proper into hazard.
Although he had had stayed comparatively quiet instantly after Litvinenko’s slaying, by the spring the oligarch was able to launch his subsequent broadside. The safety officer woke in the future in April to find that his cost had given an interview to the Guardian renewing his declaration that he was plotting the violent overthrow of President Putin. Berezovsky claimed he had cast shut relationships with members of Russia’s ruling elite and was bankrolling secret plans to mount a palace coup. “We have to use power,” he instructed the newspaper. “It isn’t attainable to alter this regime by means of democratic means.”
The Kremlin instantly hit again, denouncing Berezovsky’s name for revolution as a legal offense that ought to void his refugee standing in Britain. Scotland Yard stated it could examine these allegations, however the oligarch was unconcerned: the courts had already dominated that he couldn’t be despatched again to Russia to face trial.
The safety officer was horrified. Berezovsky’s newest pronouncement was adopted by one more flood of intelligence indicating that the FSB was organising a contemporary plot to kill him. And this was no empty menace. Quickly after the primary experiences got here in, Specialist Safety obtained an pressing name: Phrase had simply come over the wire that an murderer was on his approach to Britain.
The hit man was a fearsome determine within the Russian ganglands—and he was no stranger to the person he was coming to kill. Movladi Atlangeriev was the godfather of Moscow’s Chechen mafia, often known as Lord or, extra reverently, Lenin all through the underworld. He began out within the ’70s as a sensible younger Chechen hoodlum with a style for quick Western vehicles and a expertise for housebreaking and rose to riches within the ’80s working a gang of thieves focusing on rich college students throughout the capital. On the flip of the last decade, as communism fell, he persuaded the heads of the town’s most affluent Chechen crime teams to band collectively and type a single supersyndicate underneath his management—and that was how he turned one of the crucial highly effective gang bosses in Moscow.
The brand new group was referred to as the Lozanskaya, and it quickly asserted its power in a collection of bloody skirmishes with the native mob, leaving the streets strewn with the mutilated our bodies of rival gang bosses. Racketeering, extortion, theft, and contract killings had been its stock-in-trade. However Atlangeriev was a suave man with smoky beauty and an enterprising thoughts to match his wardrobe of well-cut fits, and he blended nicely with Russia’s rising enterprise elite. The gang shortly branched out underneath his command, taking on swaths of the town’s fuel stations and automobile showrooms. That was the way it established a profitable relationship with Berezovsky.
The businessman made good cash promoting Ladas by means of dealerships underneath the gang’s management, after which he paid the Lozanskaya to offer safety as his automobile companies grew quickly within the early ’90s. When Berezovsky was attacked with a automobile bomb throughout a battle with the gang boss Sergei “Sylvester” Timofeev, some stated it was Atlangeriev’s mob who had struck violently again on his behalf. And when the oligarch fell out of favor with Putin and fled to Britain, the Chechen crime lord stored in contact.
Now, in June of 2007, Atlangeriev was on his approach to London, and the Russia watchers knew he was coming with orders to kill Berezovsky. The intelligence pointing to his involvement in a stay FSB plot to get rid of the oligarch had come by means of six weeks earlier, and the safety officer had been dispatched to instruct Berezovsky to not meet him underneath any circumstances.
Atlangeriev’s actions and communications had been monitored, and when he purchased flights to London by way of Vienna, the safety officer obtained an pressing name from MI5. “He’s arriving at Heathrow,” the voice on the different finish of the cellphone stated. “Take away the goal.”
The officer raced over to Down Avenue to inform Berezovsky his murderer was on the way in which and he wanted to get in another country instantly. As at all times, the oligarch perked up on the prospect of an journey and flung open his workplace door with a flourish. “Heat up the plane!” he bellowed throughout the foyer to his secretary. “I would like to depart at this time.”
Berezovsky took off for Israel, accompanied by a younger officer who had simply joined Specialist Safety after a spell as a London beat cop and couldn’t imagine that this was his new world. The personal jet landed at Ben Gurion Airport, and the social gathering crossed the tarmac to a helicopter ready to whisk them out to the coastal city of Eilat, the place the oligarch’s £200 million superyacht rose like a gleaming shark’s fin from the turquoise waters of the Purple Sea.
The rookie officer was proven aboard by an Amazonian hostess who took him to a personal cabin, the place a dinner go well with was laid out on the mattress in his actual dimension. There have been deck garments, too—shorts, sandals, polo shirts, sneakers, and a cap—all branded with the yacht’s identify, Thunder B. The vessel had an onboard wardrobe division with garments in each measurement so the oligarch might preserve his friends appropriately dressed regardless of the climate. The younger cop appeared round him in disbelief and determined that if he was doing this, he may as nicely do it correctly. He donned the dinner jacket and bow tie and made his method up on deck.
Again in London, Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism division had swung into excessive gear alongside the Specialist Safety unit to arrange a response plan for the murderer’s arrival. Now that the goal was safe, Scotland Yard might afford to play cat and mouse with the murderer. Officers shaped a “pursue and assault” plan: Surveillance groups would observe Atlangeriev round London for so long as attainable with a view to collect intelligence about his actions earlier than swooping in and arresting him when it appeared like he was able to strike.
The hit man was not coming alone: He was touring with a younger boy, which appeared like the identical modus operandi considered one of Litvinenko’s assassins had employed in bringing his household to London as a canopy for the hit. Possibly, the officers hoped, in the event that they stayed on his tail lengthy sufficient the brand new murderer may even make them a secret polonium warehouse within the coronary heart of the town.
“I would like pursuit groups. Gunships. Three surveillance groups—sixty officers on the bottom,” the safety officer instructed Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism commander. “We’d like chemical, organic, radiological, and nuclear groups in full protecting gear despatched in to swab all his baggage.”
The police chiefs agreed on the technique—however then they had been summoned to the Cupboard Workplace, the place a gathering had been convened to temporary ministers and officers from the Dwelling Workplace, Overseas Workplace, and Downing Avenue. By then, Atlangeriev was within the air and time was brief, however the officers met with resistance as they laid out their plan. If Scotland Yard received caught tailing an FSB agent round London, there can be a serious public fuss. The diplomatic fallout with Russia can be one other headache the federal government didn’t want. Couldn’t the hit man simply be detained on the border? The officers identified that Atlangeriev hadn’t but dedicated any arrestable offenses in Britain, and the intelligence implicating him in a homicide plot couldn’t be revealed with out exposing delicate sources and listening posts in Moscow. It was important to observe him with a view to show he actually was right here to kill Berezovsky earlier than they might arrest him.
After some wrangling, the operation was authorised—however the officers had been instructed to not say a phrase to the media both earlier than or afterward. In the event that they had been profitable in apprehending Atlangeriev and journalists referred to as with questions, their assertion needs to be as brief and uninformative as attainable. “Police have arrested somebody. Finish.” Berezovsky’s menace stage was moved from “extreme” to “vital”—which means an assault was thought of imminent.
Atlangeriev would arrive in just some hours. An operations room was unexpectedly arrange, the place commanding officers might coordinate the actions of surveillance groups on the bottom, with hazardous supplies models sweeping behind the murderer for radiation traces and armed response groups on the prepared.
In a close-by room was a cabal of security-cleared officers tasked with monitoring a stay intelligence feed from MI5 and MI6 in addition to studying Atlangeriev’s textual content messages and listening to his cellphone calls in actual time as quickly as he landed. That labeled data and intercepted materials needed to be stored out of the central proof chain, in any other case it must be disclosed in court docket if Atlangeriev ever got here to trial, which might reveal delicate sources and strategies. However when the officers within the intel cell picked up something related, they had been to carry it into the ops room and skim it out to the senior commanding officer.
As soon as the ops room and the intel cell had been up and working, the surveillance groups had been stationed across the airport, and the hazmat crews donned their protecting gear. It was time for police chiefs to contact bosses at Heathrow to arrange the bottom for the murderer’s arrival.
The airplane on which Atlangeriev landed was held on the airstrip for a little bit longer than common. The hit man waited with the opposite passengers, unaware that his bag had been faraway from the maintain and was being searched and swabbed by officers in hazmat fits exterior. When the passengers had been allowed to disembark, Atlangeriev and his little one confederate breezed by means of passport management, collected their baggage from the carousel, and cleared customs with nothing to declare. The pair made their method out of the terminal constructing and approached the cab stand, the place a black taxi was ready. They climbed in.
London’s iconic black cabs had lengthy been the safety officer’s secret weapon. Unbeknownst to most Londoners, Scotland Yard owned a secret squadron of such cabs to be used in particular operations, and the safety and intelligence companies additionally ran their very own fleets of undercover taxis. The vehicles had been so ubiquitous as to be invisible, so there was no extra nameless approach to journey across the metropolis. The safety officer had used them to maneuver Tony Blair throughout an lively assassination plot and to move the British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie round London throughout his decade in hiding following the publication of The Satanic Verses. It was attainable to make anybody, irrespective of how high-profile, disappear contained in the passenger compartment of a black cab—and a well-timed taxi journey was typically one of the simplest ways to stand up shut and private with a surveillance goal.
Atlangeriev directed his taxi driver to the Hilton on Park Lane and settled again within the leather-based seat, unaware that he had simply revealed the place he was staying to the officers monitoring his each transfer at Scotland Yard. The driving force dropped the hit man and his younger confederate exterior the lodge, and the pair made their method by means of the revolving doorways on the base of the glowing blue skyscraper. Then officers from the intel cell got here working into the ops room. Atlangeriev had positioned a name to Berezovsky.
By the point his cellphone rang on board Thunder B, the oligarch was nicely ready. The morning after his hasty escape from Britain, three British safety officers had arrived in Eilat and boarded the yacht to temporary him. It was a baking sizzling day, and the officers appeared matted in sweat-dampened shorts and T-shirts, however they waved away Berezovsky’s largesse and made it clear they had been there on critical enterprise. Gathered round a desk within the shade on the decrease exterior deck, they instructed him they wanted his assist to purchase Scotland Yard a while. If Atlangeriev realized that Berezovsky was utterly out of attain, he may simply abort the mission and return to Russia earlier than the authorities had an opportunity to collect any intelligence. So when the would-be murderer referred to as, they instructed him to behave pleasant and say he’d be out there to satisfy in a couple of days’ time.
Berezovsky wasn’t ordinarily one to observe directions, however he was relishing his main position on the heart of this stay operation towards an enemy agent, so he did as he was instructed when Atlangeriev referred to as. Then he phoned Down Avenue and instructed his secretaries to be on excessive alert for the murderer’s arrival and to inform anybody who referred to as that he was busy. After that, all that remained was to attend. He handed an fulfilling few days on board Thunder B, sunning himself on deck, scuba diving, and zooming round on his Jet Ski whereas the British authorities tracked his murderer round London.
Scotland Yard’s surveillance operatives discovered themselves on an sudden sightseeing tour. That they had hoped Atlangeriev may make them the guts of FSB exercise within the capital, or probably to a warehouse full of radiological weapons, however ever since his name to Berezovsky, the hit man had acted for all of the world like a vacationer exhibiting a child across the metropolis. As he and his younger companion traipsed by means of Trafalgar Sq. and previous Buckingham Palace, the hazardous supplies officers crept behind them swabbing and scanning for traces of poisons or radiation—however every thing got here up clear.
The officers judged that when Atlangeriev separated from the boy, that will be the indicator that he was gearing as much as strike. They waited, however the sightseeing went on for days, and the safety officer started to get twitchy. Berezovsky was a busy man: he couldn’t keep on his yacht eternally. Then lastly phrase got here again from the surveillance group that the hit man had set out from the Hilton alone.
“That is the vital second,” the commanding officer shouted. Atlangeriev had dropped his simple touristic demeanor, and now he was visibly cautious of being tailed. He carried out textbook countersurveillance strikes as he navigated the town—taking circuitous routes, doubling again on himself, and hopping on and off completely different modes of transportation to throw off anybody making an attempt to observe. Between them, the surveillance groups nearly managed to remain on his tail as he visited varied addresses—however they couldn’t observe him inside with out blowing their cowl. Then a readout from the intel cell prompt that the hit man was planning to purchase a gun.
“We have to take him off the board,” the commanding officer instructed the group. Scotland Yard referred to as the officers guarding Berezovsky on Thunder B and instructed them to arrange him for his massive second. It was time to name his would-be murderer and suggest a gathering.
That night, three plainclothes law enforcement officials positioned themselves within the foyer at Down Avenue. The receptionists on the second flooring had been requested to remain late to greet the murderer politely when he turned up, and so they waited with trepidation as time ticked by with out anybody showing. After some time, they referred to as downstairs to ask the aged concierge on the entrance desk whether or not anybody had arrived to see Mr. Berezovsky. Sure, the outdated man stated a little bit shakily, a gentleman had are available in a couple of moments in the past, and now there have been three others with him within the foyer.
“What are the gents doing now?” the receptionist requested. “The gents are speaking,” the concierge replied. “Three of them are mendacity down, and one is standing.”
When Atlangeriev entered the foyer, two of the officers had swooped in and pinned him to the ground earlier than he reached the elevator, whereas the third flashed the concierge his police badge. The hit man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to homicide and brought into police custody, the place he was interrogated for 2 days, whereas his little one confederate was taken into the care of social companies.
However then the order got here right down to let him go with out cost. It wouldn’t be attainable to make expenses stick with out disclosing intelligence that will give away far an excessive amount of about British sources in Moscow, the officers had been instructed, and the diplomatic fallout from publicly accusing the Kremlin of ordering one other assassination in Britain so quickly after Litvinenko’s would have been catastrophic. So Atlangeriev was handed over to immigration officers who designated him a “persona non grata” and put him on a airplane again to Russia. That, the officers had been assured by their superiors, amounted to a “actually sturdy diplomatic poke within the eye.”
There was a commotion in some quarters at Scotland Yard over the choice to ship the murderer house, however others had been extra sanguine. The safety officer comforted himself with the thought that the FSB might need killed one exile on British soil, however now Scotland Yard had prevented the homicide of one other. The best way he checked out it, that evened the rating. He referred to as Berezovsky and instructed him it was protected to return house.
By then journalists had gotten wind of the dramatic arrest in Mayfair and had been inundating Scotland Yard with questions. The press bureau gave out the elliptical response the federal government had preordained, and when his jet landed, Berezovsky was instructed to say nothing. The one factor that will improve the menace to his life, he was instructed, can be to embarrass Russia over its failure to kill him. “Simply lie low and preserve your head down,” the safety officer stated sternly.
Quickly after, Berezovsky stood up in entrance of a packed press convention in central London and instructed journalists that Scotland Yard had simply foiled a Kremlin plot to assassinate him. “I feel the identical folks behind this plot had been behind the plot towards Alexander Litvinenko,” he stated. “Not solely folks basically, however Putin personally.”
Berezovsky held again the small print of who had come for him and the way the plot had been stopped, however he instructed his pals he needed to go public with the try on his life with a view to defend himself. Protecting state secrets and techniques was a harmful sport, he stated: it was most secure that the entire world know the reality. And, after all, he had by no means been one to cross up the possibility for a dramatic press convention.
The safety officer was livid. “We’ve been fucked up the arse,” he shouted on the MI5 liaison officer accountable for monitoring threats towards Berezovsky. He couldn’t shake the notion that he and his colleagues had unwittingly grow to be pawns in Berezovsky’s massive sport.
Six months after the press convention, Scotland Yard obtained a report of the destiny that had awaited Atlangeriev upon his return to Moscow. As he walked out of a standard city-center restaurant on a bitterly chilly winter evening, the crime lord had been assailed by two males and bundled into the again of a automobile, which sped off into the darkness. Berezovsky’s failed murderer had been pushed out into the woods and shot at point-blank vary within the head. ●

Caucasian mafiosi clash with each other in Germany




MDR THÜRINGEN

Vestnik Kavkaza, citing German media, repeatedly reported on the criminal acts of the Armenian mafia, acting in the eastern states of Germany - Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. For several years now, German law enforcement agencies have been investigating the crimes of the Armenian mafia, the actions of which surfaced on a European country's social media after a resonant bloody shooting in Erfurt in 2014. In the context of the mafia, the name of Armenian ambassador to Germany Ashot Smbatyan is actively mentioned - the special services of Germany warned against having cooperation with the Armenian embassy. Now the German media became aware of new details and new actors in this sensational case.

The gun battle between the mafiosi in Erfurt in 2014, apparently, was the result of the long-standing hostility between the Armenian and Chechen crime groups in the German states of Thuringia and Saxony. The year before the brutal Erfurt incident, an armed conflict took place in Weimar. This information can be found in tens of thousands of confidential investigative files received by MDR THÜRINGEN.
April evening in Weimar, 2013. Leipzig car dealer Timo H. (name changed) sits in his Mercedes S, parked at a Greek restaurant. He has been waiting for almost an hour till the problem on which his life depends is solved in the restaurant. Suddenly, someone opens the door of a luxury sedan. Ramzan L. pulls Timo H. out of the car, hits him in the chest and drags him into a restaurant where there were several people. It caused a stir. Some run out of the restaurant to their cars and take out weapons. Others are already armed and threatening each other. After a few minutes, the situation calms down a bit.
Timo H. told officials of the Criminal Police Office of the Federal Land of Thüringer (LKA) about this incident in the autumn of 2014, a few weeks after the mafia's bloody showdown, which ended with shooting in front of a casino in Erfurt. His testimony can be found in internal probe's materials that have been processed and analyzed by MDR THÜRINGEN over the past few years. These are files of the Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia security agencies. 58 thousand pages give a picture of the complex world of organized crime in three states and their networks at the federal level. The documents include the 2014 bloody shooting in Erfurt, which goes back to the Weimar incident a year earlier.
Two points in the testimony of Timo H were especially interesting for LKA Thüringen. First, he said that the participants in the Weimar incident were well armed, for example, an assault rifle and automatic weapons were in one of the cars. Second, three Armenians from Leipzig and three Armenians from Erfurt took part in the meeting, and all of them are listed as members of the Armenian mafia in the case materials. They were opposed by three Chechens suspected of belonging to the Chechen mafia groups in Thuringia and Saxony. According to H., one of the Chechens stole two cars from him. Since H. apparently had been conducting business with the Armenians for some time, he asked them to help him with the return of the cars.
The analysis of internal documents suggests that in fact those were much more large-scale conflicts than the theft of two cars. A June 2015 LKA Saxony internal analytical report states: "Over time, Chechens have been supplanted by Armenians." Saxon police have already been investigating a group of Chechens who have allegedly been forming a criminal gang in Dresden for many years. The lawsuit against them was filed in the District Court of Dresden.
German investigators wrote in their reports that since 2012 Armenian and Chechen criminal groups have been in conflict over controlled territory and business. This is trafficking in stolen cars worth millions of dollars - stolen cars are delivered to Poland and exploited there. The seized automobile parts are subsequently resold in the German spare parts market. Both Chechens and Armenians are engaged in automobile trade between Belgium and Germany. There's some suggestion that drugs can be delivered to central Germany on stolen vehicles. Both Armenian and Chechen groups control most of the methamphetamine trade in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. It's a lot of money, and everyone wants their piece of cake.
But the line of conflict runs not only between Armenians and Chechens. According to internal documents of the German police, there are conflicts and business disputes within the Armenian mafia as well. Presumably, the Armenians of Erfurt owed groups from Berlin and Leipzig several hundred thousand euros. Investigators can only guess where these money came from.
The fact that the struggle for business is important for all involved groups is proved by the fact that, both at the Weimar meeting in 2013 and during the Erfurt shooting in 2014, there were more mafia bosses than usual. The materials of the investigative data contain evaluation reports on certain individuals.
Thus, Armenian national Sergei B. is mentioned in the Weimar and Erfurt incidents. An internal note shows an interesting trace: his uncle Oganes B. is a thief in law, identified by the German criminal investigation department and Interpol, one of the highest authorities of the 'Russian-Eurasian' mafia.
Investigators have long assumed that Armenian mafia groups in Berlin and East Germany are controlled by thieves in law of Belgium and France. Sergey B. has lived in Leipzig and was suspected in manufacturing and selling crystal meth.
Karen K., who lives in Gotha, doing business from there, is also identified as a crime boss. Officially, he is a janitor in an Armenian restaurant in Erfurt. Karen K. was also present during the 2014 mafia shooting in front of a casino in Erfurt.
Mamuka T. also became a headache for investigators. The Georgian, who lived in Halle-Merseburg, but laid low from a certain moment. Until today, it is unclear what role he played in the mafia shootout. It is only known that Mamuka T. was there. Both the federal police and the police of a number of German states attribute him to the Georgian mafia. The trail leads to the "Kutaisi clan" and its boss Merab D. arrested in 2013, who was considered one of the most powerful thieves in the law of the 'Russian-Eurasian' mafia. The internal file states that Mamuka T., Karen K. and Sergey B. "receive instructions from thieves in law from Russia, Belgium and France and apply them in their jurisdictions."
It became known from the tapped telephone calls on the Erfurt shooting that the Georgian Mamuka T. has his own 'brigades' in Greece, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. (Brigades are criminal groups under the command of the authority. Several "brigades" belong to the mafia, which, in turn, is led by a thief in law).
This also applies to Chechen groups in Thuringia and Saxony. Among other things, they have their bases in Dresden, Leipzig, Erfurt and Weimar. The principle of the hierarchy of thieves in law coincides with the principle of Armenian groups. This fact, as noted in investigative documents, allowed to prevent an uncontrolled mafia war in central Germany after an exchange of fire in the summer of 2014. From the tapped calls the investigators understood that the criminal authorities had made significant efforts to prevent new armed actions.
A politician from Dagestan, which borders Georgia and Chechnya, and with Armenia in close proximity, came to Berlin and Erfurt. This politician allegedly has good contacts with mafia bosses in the region. Together with the Russian-Ukrainian businessman, he made mediation attempts, which, apparently, were successful.
A few months after the shootout, a meeting was held between representatives of warring factions within the Armenian mafia in Belgium and Moscow. Disputes between groups in Erfurt, Leipzig and Berlin have been resolved. In addition, Russia seems to have been negotiating with rival Chechen groups. A truce may have been established, but it is not known how long it will last.
All this information and investigations in 2015 led to a larger investigation by the investigating authorities, and in the autumn of 2018 SPIEGEL and MDR THÜRINGEN released a detailed investigation titled FATIL ('Combating thieves in law').
For almost four years, the Federal Criminal Police Office and six crime control departments have been trying to uncover the Armenian mafia. It was also based on the thousands of documents that are partially available for MDR THÜRINGEN.

Romania’s former anti-organized crime chief prosecutor sentenced to four years in jail



Former chief prosecutor of Romania’s Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Alina Bica, received a final four-year jail sentence, on Wednesday, November 27, for having favored local businessman Ovidiu Tender, Hotnews.ro reported.
Bica, a fugitive from Romania, reportedly living in Costa Rica, will become an internationally wanted person, according to procedures.
The sentence ruled by the first court, challenged by the former DIICOT head, was maintained on November 27.
In the first instance, Bica was also sentenced to 4 years in prison, but the execution of the sentence was suspended following a decision of the Constitutional Court regarding the unlawful composition of the panels of 5 judges from the High Court of Cassation and Justice.
According to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), in 2013, Ovidiu Tender asked Bica for support in getting only a suspended sentence in a fraud case related to the privatization of the Rafo refinery. In exchange for material benefits, Bica instructed her subordinates from DIICOT to ask in court for a suspended sentence for tender, according to DNA prosecutors.


Thief in law Taro suspected of bribing Catalonia Government’s delegate





The thief in law extradited to Spain, Tariel Oniani, better known as Taro, became involved in a new high-profile investigation. According to Rosbalt, the Barcelona Investigative Court suspects that the thief in law in bribing a Catalan government’s delegate, Eduardo Planels. This case is considered amid another investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the referendum on the independence of Catalonia.
According to a source, in the spring of 2019, shortly before Oniani’s alleged release from a Russian prison, where he had been serving a 10-year sentence for kidnapping and extortion, his associates tried to “sponsor” the extradition of Taro to Georgia. According to the reports, it could not be done without a very large sum of money. From Georgia, the thief in law was expected to fly to Turkey, where a large number of another thieves in law live. However, all these plans were destroyed by the decision of Russia’s FSB to extradite Taro to Spain, not Georgia. The authorities of Spain, we recall, suspect the thief in law in participation in the criminal community and money laundering.
After it became known that Oniani would be extradited to Spain, his associates started to prepare good conditions for his live there. They hoped that the authorities would change the measure of restraint to house arrest or a bail. And instead of a real punishment, he would get a very large fine.
After Oniani’s extradition to Spain, a hearing on the election of a preventive measure against him was held at the National Court. Lawyers of the thief in law insisted that their client, who had spent almost 8 months under extradition arrest in Russia, should be sent under house arrest with tracking sensors on his body. They even presented documents stating that relatives of the thief in law rented an apartment in Barcelona for this purpose.
Yet the prosecution insisted on the arrest, noting that Oniani had a status of thief in law and during a special operation he managed to escape from the security officials in 2015, leaving his underage daughter.
As a result, the court decided to leave Oniani in jail. He is in strict security prison, the Soto del Real.
Spain is now actively seeking a Russian trace in the recent events in Catalonia. In this connection, the authorities decided to “refresh” the old investigation against an ex-delegate of the Government of Catalonia, Eduardo Planels. The investigation suspects that he helped representatives of the “Russian mafia”, in particular, Malkhas Tetruashvili and Tariel Oniani, to obtain a residence permit in Catalonia. The investigation also plans to perform the interrogation of the thief in law in this case.

Teenage Russian sisters who stabbed their father to death appear in court




Lenient judge rejects calls to jail three teenage Russian sisters as they await trial for stabbing their ‘sexually abusive mafia boss father to death in a frenzied knife attack after he tortured them for years‘
Three Russian sisters accused of stabbing their mafia-boss father to death after years of alleged abuse have been allowed to stay out of jail ahead of their trial.
Kristian and Angelina Khachaturyan, aged 19 and 18, were pictured at court in Moscow on Boxing Day for a bail hearing when the pair were told they will remain under house arrest while police gather evidence in their case.
Not pictured in court, but also freed under house arrest, was third sister Maria Khachaturyan, 17.
Together, the trio are accused of stabbing 57-year-old father Mikhail Kachturyan to death in a frenzied knife attack inside their apartment block back in July.
The sisters have admitted killing Mikhail, according to Russian police, but claim he drove them to it after years of torture and abuse.
The court appearance marks the first time that Kristian and Angelina have seen each other since September, when they were freed from jail but ordered to remain at separate houses and not speak to one-another.
They have been under arrest since August.
During the hearing, a judge defied demands from the state prosecutor and some relatives of their dead father that they should return to custody.
‘They were not handcuffed or under convoy and walked in the courtroom on their own,‘ reported Komsomolskaya Pravda.
‘All the three of them look significantly better, their faces are more peaceful.‘
The past two months since they were freed from detention jail were ‘the happiest off their lives‘ because each has spent time with their mother, even though the sisters are forced to live separately from one another and not communicate.
Their mother had earlier left her ‘abusive‘ husband.
The three remain ‘banned from communicating with each other‘ or other witnesses, said lawyer Aleksei Liptser.
‘They are forbidden from using internet and must be home 9pm to 7am. All the three of them wear electronic tags to track their position.
‘After today‘s hearing all the same bans remained in place. This is what the investigation asked for and the court approved. The girls went home.‘
The sisters are undergoing regular and ‘very tough‘ interrogations over their father‘s alleged cruelty, he said.
Another defence lawyer Aleksei Parshin said: ‘This is one of the hardest cases in my experience in terms of morals.‘
The court ordered that Kristina should live with an aunt, Angelina with a grandmother, and Maria with her mother, Aurelia Dunduk, 38.
‘My biggest wish is for all this to be over, to forget about it, to start a new life,‘ said the mother.
‘I am happy that there is still time to spend with the girls, to be close to them.‘
The investigation was extended for another three months by today‘s court hearing.
Mikhail‘s body was found with ‘dozens‘ of stab wounds close to the lift in the family‘s block of flats back in July.
Kristina told police: ‘We hated him and we wanted just one thing to happen – either that he disappeared or that we never knew him. We wanted him just to go away and never come back.‘
The sisters alleged that on the day of the attack he had threatened them with a knife in their flat near the Altufievskoe highway in Moscow.
One of the sisters had grabbed the knife and stabbed him, and the others joined in the attack, say reports.
The man tried to escape the flat but was attacked more and died near the elevator.
Friends and neighbours claimed the father was tyrannical and that his wife – the sisters‘ mother – left him because of his abuse, while a son, now a student at Moscow University, had been ‘thrown out‘ of the home by the father.
One family friend said she knew that at least one girl had been ‘sexually abused‘.
She said: ‘He was always beating them. Once he took them to a forest and threatened to kill them.
‘The mother ran away from him, he banned all communication with her. The father was linked to the criminal world, he was a kind of mafia boss.
‘He never worked, and just received some payments on his credit card.‘
Online news channel 112 reported it had evidence that one of the sisters told in correspondence how Khachaturyan forced her to perform sex acts on him.
‘The sister tried to commit suicide. After the sexual attack, she took a lot of pills but was rescued by doctors. The father persuaded the medics that it was not a suicide attempt but just a mistake.‘
Online news outlet Mash cited an anonymous friend saying he was ‘constantly seducing‘ his daughters.
The friend said: ‘Would you have done in a different way if you were in their shoes?
‘When all your life is a long nightmare, full of constant traumas, physical and mental.
‘The girls were all covered in bruises and scratches, but Mikhail was not a fool, he hit them in a way their bruises were hidden under the clothes. He was constantly seducing them.‘
There was a recent incident when their brother Sergey had brought a male friend when he visited the sisters. The father became convinced his daughters had had sex with the friend.
He ranted at them: ‘So you did it all together with him, all three of you?‘
He was reportedly recorded on audio tape threatening his daughters with sickening abuse. At one point, he says: ‘All of you are whores, and you will die as whores.‘ 
Of the killing, the friend said: ‘I think it was self-defence. They would have never done it to him if not what he had been doing to them.
‘Each of them thought about her sisters in the first place, not about herself, all of them had the same problems, all suffered in the same way.‘
He often forbade them going to school, it was claimed.
Elena, a family friend, said: ‘Once the father found the dog hair on the carpet. He called one of the daughters, made her brush the dog and eat its hair, while he watched.‘
He put an online camera in the apartment to snoop on his daughters when he was away, it was reported.
Another friend named Anna said: ‘The girls were afraid of their father. Their mother just ran away from him. He did not allow them to go out. They were so happy when he left on a trip somewhere.
‘I know they would not have attacked anybody without reason. It means that the father was a threat to their lives.‘
Another friend reported: ‘The man was always hiding his real character, he wanted to look like a holy person. His son left the home because he could not bear it.
‘When the father was away, he came to see his sisters. Recently he came to visit them with his friend, and at that moment his aunt visited too and reported to the father that sisters were secretly seeing the brother.
‘Their mother just could not live with such a man too. Before he was not aggressive to children but then all changed.
‘The mother started a new life, she secretly stayed in touch with her children but they did not tell her about their troubles, they wanted her to live a happy life.
‘All the girls are very kind-hearted and generous, they would always help you.‘
Sergei, their brother, reported to be 21, was quoted by REN television saying: ‘My sisters just could not have done it.
‘I don‘t know what happened. ‘I don‘t know who to believe. I have not lived there since I was 16. He forced our mother to leave too but I do not know what for.‘
In the dead man‘s Audi Q7 car police reportedly found two kilograms of heroin along with his arsenal of a pneumatic riffle, a smooth bore rifle, three pneumatic handguns, a signal gun, and a gas gun.
State news agency TASS cited the Investigative Committee, in charge of probing serious crimes, in reporting the three sisters have been charged with murder leading to a maximum penalty of ten to 15 years in jail.
‘Investigators have accused three daughters in murdering their father at the North-East of Moscow,‘ reported spokeswoman Yulia Ivanova.
‘During the interrogation, all the girls confessed their guilt and explained that they had hostile relations with their father due to the moral sufferings he had inflicted on them over a long period.‘