In Stavropol Region, man suspected of preparing assassination, arrested


The Main Investigations Directorate over North Caucasian Federal District of the Investigative Committee of Russia launched a probe into Alexander Turivnenko, a retired police Major General holding the position of the Head of the Western Transport Internal Affairs Directorate up to 2010. He is accused of committing an offense under Part 4 of Article 33, Part 1 of Article 30, and Paragraph H of Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of Russia (preparation for murder by hire).

The contract killing was prevented due to the well-coordinated work of officers of the Investigative Committee of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia over the North Caucasian Federal District.

According to the investigation, Turivnenko, being a director of a sanatorium in Kislovodsk, had decided to organize a murder of his previously deceased brother’s civil wife. This way the perpetrator had intended to take over the property of a share of commercial companies inherited by his nephew. In this, he had thought that the woman had had a direct influence on her son and could impede the implementation of his plan; therefore, he had ordered a hit on her. He had engaged his acquaintance to do it, suggesting him to commit the offense for the remuneration of 1 million rubles. The “perpetrator” had reported illegal activities to law enforcement bodies. The further activities had been carried out under the control of officers of the law enforcement bodies applied to by Turivnenko’s acquaintance. The “perpetrator” had received 150,000 rubles from Turivnenko to buy firearms.

The law enforcement officers had feigned kidnapping and murder of the woman living in St. Petersburg. They had taken pictures to present to Turivnenko as proof of the order execution.

At the moment of handing over the part of the money for the “committed crime”, the man was arrested by officers of the Main Investigations Directorate over North Caucasian Federal District and officers of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs over North Caucasian Federal District with force protection of the Stavropol Territory National Guard.

At the moment, the investigation is conducting a complex of investigative activities to establish all the circumstances of the incident, as well as to gather and prove the evidence. The criminal investigation is ongoing.

31 October 2019 19:14

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