MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Monday extended detention of an alleged crime boss Oleg Medvedev, known as Oleg Shishkanov, until December 12, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.

The man was arrested in-mid July and placed in detention on allegations 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 Tatiana Sidorova and members of her family in 2012.