On this day, a new series of murders and attempted murders was brought against Pichugin

On this day, a new series of murders and attempted murders was brought against Pichugin

“Alexey Pichugin, having entered into a criminal conspiracy with Leonid Nevzlin, organized the murder of Valentina Korneyeva, and also organized the attempted murder of Yevgeny Rybin”. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on April 14, 2995.

On this day 17 years ago, on April 14, 2005, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Russia filed new accusations against Alexey Pichugin, a former employee of the Security service of the Oil Company Yukos, connected with a series of murders and attempted murders, committed against several persons “standing in the way of Yukos interests”.

“In the formula of accusation, filed on this day against Pichugin, the question was about the organizing of the murder of Valentina Korneyeva, the director of the JSC “Trading firm “Feniks”, which had been carried out in January 1998, as well as about the organizing of two attempted murders of Yevgeny Rybin, the managing director of the company “East-Petroleum Handelsgaz M.b.H”. There had been two attempts to kill him – in November 1998, and in March 1999”, informed the Office of the Prosecutor General.

(See also the article “Murder cases” of Alexey Pichugin. Part 2).

Before that, on March 30, 2005, Pichigin had already received 20 years of imprisonment for the first three episodes from the whole series of murders and attempted murders, committed by bandits by order of Alexey Pichugin and his boss Leonid Nevzlin. That is why the lawyers of Alexey Pichugin were unusually unvocal, writing everything off to the non-disclosure agreement. The lawyer Kseniya Kostormina admitted that, in fact, new charges had been filed against her client, but she refused to discussed them with the press. The lawyer Mikhail Zhidkov acted similarly – he confirmed the fact of the filing of the new charges, but refused to mention corresponding Articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. "Pichugin has been charged with new charges on three episodes," said lawyer Georgy Kaganer, without any details.

(See also the article “On this day, a woman was shot at the behest of Nevzlin” and the article “On this day, the Nevzlin’s gang tried to kill Yevgeny Rybin”).

The picture was cleared up after a detailed statement of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Russia. “As it was established by the investigation, Pichugin, having entered into a criminal conspiracy with Nevzlin, organized the murder of the entrepreneur Valentina Korneyeva, and also organized the attempted murder of the managing director of the company “East-Petroleum Handelsgaz” Yevgeny Rybin and the killing of his chauffeur Fedotov”, explained the official spokesperson of the Office of the Prosecutor General Natalya Vishnyakova.

(See also the article “The Reshetnokov case”: Pichugin handed over to Gorin a photo of Rybin” and the article “The Tsigelnik case”: “For money remuneration, they persuaded into it Tsigelnik (Shevtsov) G.A., and Reshetnikov Y.V.” and the article “The Shapiro case”: “The money came from Nevzlin to Pichugin”).

Having itemized the names of some bandits,  who< for money, had committed crimes at the request of Pichugin and Nevzlin, the spokesperson of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Russia specified that “from this group, Pichugin is sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment, Nevzlin is put on the international wanted list and is hiding abroad, Gorin and Goritovsky are killed, Shapiro, Shevtsov (Tsigelnik) are under arrest, and Reshetnikov is sentenced and has been serving his sentence in custodial settings.

“The episode of the murder of the mayor of the town Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov, who, at the behest of Nevzlin, was killed on his way to work on June 26, 1998, was added to the accusation formula a bit later. On July 5, 2005, told about this, without details, Pichugin’s lawyers, “who have signed a non-disclosure agreement”, notes the website Prigovor.ru.

(See also the previous article “On this day, the staying of Alexey Pichugin in the pre-trial detention facility “Lefortovo” was prolonged”. The criminal case No 18/325507-04. Three episodes from a series of murders and attempted murders. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on April 13, 2004).

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