Five members of organised group sentenced for swindling of apartments from Krasnoyarsk residents

The evidence gathered by the Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was found sufficient by the court to convict five residents of Krasnoyarsk Territory - Alexander Karmyshev, Artem Ivanov, Alexander Savitsky, Andrey Nazhmetdinov, and Igor Khovrich. In accordance with the involvement of each, they were found guilty of committing of offences under Paragraphs A and G of Part 2 of Article 127 (illegal deprivation of liberty); Paragraphs G and J of Part 2 of Article 105 (murder); Part 4 of Article 159 (swindling) of the Criminal Code of Russia.

The investigation was opened into a Krasnoyarsk resident gone missing in 2015, who was later identified as a witness to a swindling operation by the members of the organised group that murdered him for it.

The crime was non-obvious, but the thorough investigation and criminal surveillance activities established that it was committed by the members of the organised swindling group, and they were detained right in the middle of another crime. Krasnoyarsk residents renting out their apartments were the victims of the swindling.

The investigation and the court established that in 2015 the convicts had been signing rent agreements on high-profile apartments in Krasnoyarsk, forging various documents on behalf of the owners, and later using them to register ownership for the group’s members. At the time of their arrest, they had deprived three citizens of their apartments and attempted the fourth swindling.

The investigation and the court established that the criminal group’s members had committed over 20 intentional offences in preliminary conspiracy in Krasnoyarsk during the period from September to December 2015.

At one of said offences, the group’s members illegally deprived of liberty the man who had found out about the swindling and murdered him in October 2015 in order to conceal their crimes.

All of them have been sentenced to long-term imprisonment (from 6 to 13 years) in general and strict regime correctional colonies.