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Members of Mr. Oleg Medvedev (Shishkanov) criminal group will stand the trial

The Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation finalized the investigation of the criminal case against 18 members of the criminal group, which was headed by Mr. Oleg Medvedev (before the last name change - Mr. Shishkanov). The are the following persons among the participants of this group: Mr. Eduard Kharkov, Mr. Dmitry Gusev, Mr. Yuri Ofitserov, Mr. Dmitry Baryshnikov, Mr. Dmitry Khlamkin and others. Depending on the role of each, they are charged with a number of serious and especially serious crimes, including gang, murder, extortion, bodily harm, illicit possession of firearms and ammunition, organization and participation in a criminal group, obtaining a higher position in the criminal hierarchy, and others (Articles 105, 111, 163, 167, 209, 210, 210.1, 222, 228, 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

The investigation identified that Mr. Medvedev and his accomplices committed the murder of Mrs. Tatyana Sidorova, Company's Executive Manager of CSJV Plemzavod Ramenskoye, a deputy of the local self-government body, and three members of her family. They have gone missing on 2012. When examining Ms. Sidorova house, traces indicating the forcible seizure and probable murder of the victims were found.

The investigation team studied the circumstances of the crime in detail, and it made possible to identify the fact of further gratuitous transfer of vast land allotments of the breeding farm to a resident of the Ramenskoye city, who was directly related to Mr. Medvedev.

The detention of Mr. Medvedev was carried out with the participation of police units and the Russian FSB. Subsequently, in the territories of Moscow, Tver, Pskov, Ryazan oblasts and in Kamchatka, other defendants were detained by investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee together with investigative officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB. As a result of large-scale search actions, the bodies of Ms. Sidorova and members of her family were discovered.

In addition, the investigation detected, that in order to finance the criminal group of Mr. Medvedev, its participants committed extortion from entrepreneurs in the city of Ramenskoye and Ramenskiy raion of Moscow oblast, they committed murders to eliminate competition in the extraction of natural resources, they caused harm to health of varying severity and they committed arson of property of persons who refused to comply with the criminal demands of Mr. Medvedev and his subordinates too.

The criminal case is submitted to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to resolve the issue of jurisdiction.

The investigation of crimes committed by Mr.Medvedev's criminal group against other escaped defendants continues.

30 August 2022 09:22

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