The Moscow Regional Court, with the participation of a jury, sentenced former members of the Orekhovskaya organized criminal group (OCG). Kommersant writes about this.
The case was pending for three years. During this time, one of the defendants, Aslan Suleymanov, died. The court found all seven defendants guilty of participating in an organized criminal community (OPS), creating a gang or participating in it, murders and attempts, as well as illegal arms trafficking (Articles 210, 209, 105 and 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). As the court established, the gang had a total of 14 murders, nine attempts and one episode of preparation for murder. As a result, Sergei Frolov, who, after the defeat of the Orekhovskaya OPS by law enforcement officers in the late 1990s, managed to hide from the investigation for 17 years, was sentenced to life imprisonment. His closest assistant, Garnik Sargsyan, received 19 years in a strict regime colony and a fine of 600,000 rubles. The rest of the defendants were also sentenced to imprisonment for terms ranging from 10 to 17 years. The leader of the Orekhovo-Medvedkovskaya gang, Oleg Pylev, who was previously serving a life sentence, confessed to killing a man in Spain. In September 2007, Pylev was sentenced to life imprisonment, found guilty of creating an organized criminal group, as well as banditry and participation in 11 murders. Nine more people were convicted along with the crime boss.The gang, numbering at least a hundred members and armed with pistols, machine guns and machine guns, was created to commit especially serious crimes and was engaged in the redistribution of spheres of criminal influence.