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The Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra continues to investigate the criminal case against Yury Chekin who is accused of organizing the murder of Yury Bederin, the prosecutor of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra.
As reported, 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 - 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 acted as a customer for the murder of one of his acquaintances, A.V. Ruppel. 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). On October 26, 2021 he was detained.
During the investigation of the criminal case it was established that from January to February 2011 Yury Chekin being on the international wanted list, experiencing personal enmity towards the former deputy prosecutor of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra who held this post till 1996, organized murder of the latter. He engaged one of his acquaintances as the executor of the murder for a reward of 8 million rubles, to whom he gave an advance of 4 million rubles. However, Chekin could not carry out the criminal intent to murder the former deputy prosecutor to the end due to circumstances beyond his control - in connection with the refusal of the perpetrator to commit the crime. In connection with the revealed circumstances a criminal case was initiated against Chekin under Part 3 of Article 33, Part 1 of Article 30, Paragraph H of Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organization of murder for hire, if this crime was not completed).
A set of measures aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crimes is being taken in the criminal case, the investigation continues.