Alleged Russian crime lord loses appeal against detention
MOSCOW, July 24 (RAPSI) - The Moscow City Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by an alleged crime boss Oleg Medvedev, known as Oleg Shishkanov, against his detention, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
The man was arrested in-mid July and placed in detention until September 12 on suspicion of occupying a top position in the criminal hierarchy (a new article in the Criminal Code of Russia). He became the first well known defendant in a thief article case in the Moscow metropolitan area.
Investigators believe that Medvedev (Shishkanov) is implicated in gambling, prostitution organization, drug and arms trafficking and was involved in kidnapping and killing the lawmaker of the Moscow Region’s Ramensky district Tatyana Sidorova and members of her family in 2012.