The person who ordered the murder of the prosecutor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Ugra 21 years ago detained

The Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra together with officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District - Yugra and Federal Security Service of Russia detained Yury Chekin born in 1963 who is accused of organizing the murder of Yury Bederin, prosecutor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District - Yugra.

According to the investigation Chekin being the Auditor in Chief of the Auditing Control Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District - Yugra, during 1993 practically managed the cooperative, through which by fraud and breach of trust he stole 15 million 600 thousand rubles from an enterprise of the oil and gas industry. The district prosecutor's office initiated a criminal case against Chekin over this fact. In June 2000 Chekin, out of revenge for the principled position of the prosecutor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District - Yugra, Yu.A. Bederin and his performance of his official duty, aimed at bringing Chekin to criminal responsibility for fraud, organized, acting as a customer, the murder of the latter. On July 25, 2000, the Regional Prosecutor Bederin was killed in the entrance hall of his house by three shots from a homemade rifled pistol.

In addition, in 1996 Chekin ordered the murder of one of his acquaintances, A.V. Ruppel, when he learned that through financial manipulation he had tried to embezzle his money. Ruppel was killed on November 7, 1996, in the entrance of a house in Khanty-Mansiysk by seven shots from a TT pistol. Also in 1998, Chekin, who was fond of gambling, organized the murder of Boris M. Israelov, a resident of Khanty-Mansiysk, because of a gambling debt. The latter was killed on January 3, 1998, with a pistol shot. The organizer of the murders of Ruppel A.V., Israilov B.M. and District Prosecutor Bederin Y.A., who acted upon request of Chekin, and five direct perpetrators have been previously identified and sentenced.

Chekin himself was put on the international wanted list in 2000. He was charged in absentia with committing crimes under Article 17, Paragraph A of Article 102 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR (organization of murder), Part 3 of Article 159, Part 3 of Article 33, Paragraph H of Part 2 of Article 105, Part 3 of Article 33, Paragraph 1 of Article 222, and Part 3 of Article 33, Paragraph 1 of Article 222 and Article 295 of the Criminal Code (fraud, organization of murder, organization of illegal arms trafficking, attempt on the life of the person conducting the preliminary investigation), and subjected to a preventive measure in the form of detention.

For a long time the defendant was in hiding in various regions of the Russian Federation, and for the last several years he lived in a rented apartment in one of the houses in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk. For reasons of secrecy he did not visit state and municipal institutions, stores and other public places, he practically never left home, he did not use his personal documents, he had a USSR passport and he had not received a passport of a Russian Federation citizen to date. The life of the accused was provided by one of the relatives, whose actions will be given a legal assessment. 

Due to meticulous work of the investigators of Investigative Committee of Russia together with criminal investigation officers of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra and FSS of Russia, competently planned and performed investigative actions and operative-search measures Chekin's location was established and on October 26, 2021 he was detained.

At present, investigative actions are being conducted with the accused and at his place of residence.

A set of measures aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crimes is being taken in the criminal case, the investigation continues. 

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