MOSCOW, June 17 (RAPSI) — A court in Russia has sentenced three members of an interregional criminal group that committed murders and robberies to life terms, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee informs RAPSI. 

The men committed crimes in Moscow, Chelyabinsk, the Moscow and Rostov regions, as well as the Krasnodar Krai. The court found eight members of the gang guilty of committing more than 40 grave and especially grave crimes.

Based on the jury’s verdict, Dmitry Lesnikov, Dmitry Zavyalov and Radif Faizov were sentenced to life imprisonment in a special regime colony. The rest of the members of the criminal group were sentenced to imprisonment for terms in general and strict regime colonies ranging from 12 to 23 years, the statement reads.

Among the gang’s victims were persons coming into conflict with its leaders and controlled commercial organizations, according to the case materials.