Chervonozavodskoy district court of Kharkiv has convicted of several crimes, including robbery and sentenced to imprisonment of four members of an organized criminal group, among them two former soldiers of special forces Berkut and Grifon. Reports a press about it-service of Prosecutor’s office of Kharkiv region.
The organizer and the gang members were found guilty of banditry, illegal weapons, illegal kidnapping, robbery, unlawful acquisition of a vehicle and abuse of authority (article 257, part 3 of article 28, part 1. article 263, part 3. article 146, part 4, article 187, part 3 of article 289, part 2 of article 364 of the criminal code).
The organizer of criminal group – 29-the summer Kharkov citizen is sentenced to 11 years imprisonment with confiscation of property.
Two of the gang members – 28 and 29-the summer senior Sergeant of militia (former employees of BMO Berkut and Grifon SBSM) is sentenced to 10,5 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.
The fourth member of an armed gang of 40-year – old man was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.
Currently, the verdict has not entered into force because not yet timed out on its appeal.
Members of the group were found guilty in two episodes. The first assault under the guise of lawful detention gangsters have committed on 2 November 2013. The attackers attacked a friend of one of the members of the criminal group, engaged in foreign exchange operations, was beaten and blinded him with Mace then took out to the ring road and left in the forest. The victim took the dollar, Euro and hryvnia, equivalent to nearly 350 thousand UAH, mobile phone, keys and other valuables.
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The second crime the group has committed three weeks later. Criminals on the car especially purchased the day before, created an accident and drove into the car his new victim. Released from the car man bandits who presented themselves as police officers, put a face on the hood, put him on hand cuffs and took them away. Upon reaching the neighboring streets, the criminals robbed the victim of 1 million 150 thousand UAH, mobile phone, keys and other personal items and left the victim on the back seat of the car in handcuffs.
As note in Prosecutor’s office, in the attacks, attackers used edged weapons and firearms.
11 January 2017, the Prosecutor’s office of Kharkiv region and Natspolitsiya said the exposure of criminal group which carried out the assault on Kharkov.