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Robert Berezin, mistakenly shot and killed a neighbor real victim and arrested for involvement in assassinations in 1997, actually was a student of full-time killer Medvedkovo organized criminal group (OCG) Andrew Kitov. On Thursday, September 6, “the Tape.ru” has informed the major justice Levon Aghajanian, the investigator of the First Department for investigation of particularly important cases of the Moscow Central Board of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR).
According to the investigation, in 1997, 26-year-old Whale has received an order for the liquidation of businessman Alexei Gnatyuk, indebted one of the capital companies controlled by the Medvedkovo criminal group. His assistance, he took 22-year-old Robert Berezin, the Intern, who came to Moscow from Saratov region.
“The first crime was committed on 19 September at about 09:00 in the morning. Face Hnatiuk performers showed the video, while explaining that in the morning he walks the dog in the yard of the house №21 on Butyrskaya street. But the gunman made a mistake, instead of a businessman shot his neighbor, 31-year-old mechanic Vitaly Seppala”, — said the major shortcomings in it.
When the name of the dead man became known, the mercenaries had to correct the error — and after a few hours, around midnight, September 20, Smolny street they shot Hnatiuk, who for safety chose to spend the night in the apartment of his wife.
By the summer of 1998, the Moscow law enforcement agencies managed to establish all the circumstances of the crime and the names of those who participated in its organization, the drivers and observers. They are to testify, and autumn was detained Whales. The verdict, he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
Among other proofs of guilt appeared Kitov results odorologičeskie (by smell) of expertise: automatic Scorpion, which shot Seppala, no fingerprints, but preserved the intimate scent of a killer. In the history of Russian criminalistics of a case against Kitov was one of the first in which it odorology was recognized as strong evidence.
Search Berezina did not stop all these years. 29 August 2018, he was arrested in Togliatti and transferred to Moscow. The decision on its correspondence arrest was issued in 1998, and therefore the killer immediately sent to the detention center. From testimony he refused.
Criminal case is investigated under article “Murder committed for hire in the criminal group”. Currently, the consequence establishes participation of the arrested Berezina in other crimes. The penalty Andrey Kitov expired five years ago, in 2013, at the moment he was wanted as a witness in the case for which he has already served.
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