The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office approved and sent to the court an indictment against a 50-year-old “criminal authority” on the fact of intentionally establishing and spreading criminal influence (Part 1 of Article 255-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
According to the investigation, a resident of Lozova, who had previously been convicted several times for committing intentional serious crimes, after his release from prison decided to earn a living through criminal activities. Part of the “profit” was used by the accused to replenish the “thieves’ cash register” and support persons in prison.
In the period from April 2020 to July 2021, having the status of a “criminal authority”, the attacker organized the collection of “tributes” from entrepreneurs of the city of Lozov and the Loziv district in exchange for “calm” business conduct. Those who refused to pay became victims of persecution – they were threatened with property damage and physical violence.
The accused, acting together with other persons, also demanded non-existent debts from residents of the district.
The case will be heard in the Loziv city-district court of the Kharkiv region.
Also earlier, an indictment was sent to the court regarding the same man in criminal proceedings on the fact of extortion committed by a group of persons with the threat of serious bodily harm (parts 1, 2 of article 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The pre-trial investigation was carried out by the investigators of the investigative department of the National Security Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region, operative support was carried out by the employees of the Strategic Investigations Department in the Kharkiv region of the Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police of Ukraine.
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