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MOSCOW, June 25. /ITAR-TASS/. One of ringleaders of Moscow region’s Shchelkovo-based gang Alexander Matusov nicknamed Basmach who was arrested in Thailand, Southeast Asia, will be brought to Russia soon to face attempted murder charge.“After crime lord Alexander Matusov is brought to a detective of Moscow regional investigation department he will be accused of several murder attempts on business people,” representative of Moscow regional investigation department Olga Vradiy told ITAR-TASS.
Detectives found that on November 17, 1996, in the settlement of Sverdlovsky in Shchelkovo district of Moscow region criminals led by Pavel Bondartskov attacked four business people, killing three of them and wounding another one.
“Meanwhile, during the investigation detectives have obtained evidence of close relations which existed between members of Bondartskov-led gang and masterminds of Kingisepp armed gang, including former member of Russia’s Federation Council parliament upper house Igor Izmestyev,” Vradiy said.
The court has earlier sentenced eight members of the criminal group, including its ringleader from six to 21 years in a tough security penitentiary. Izmestyev was sentenced to life in prison in 2010.
Matusov was detained thanks to joint actions of Russian and Thai law enforcement agencies. One more bandit Oleg Rogatin is on international wanted list.
Matusov was put on international wanted list in August 2010 at a request from the criminal search department in Shchelkovo municipal district, the Interior Ministry said. “He was detained in Pattaya [Thailand’s sea resort] where he lived with false documents for a long time. A passport for a foreign citizen was confiscated from him,” the ministry said.
He was brought to the immigration detention centre and is about to be deported from the kingdom.
Russian law enforcement agencies stated that Shchelkovo gang had committed more than 60 murders and abductions.