Alleged Russian crime boss to be held in detention until mid-June
MOSCOW, April 7 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s ruling to extend detention of an alleged crime boss Oleg Medvedev, known as Oleg Shishkanov, until June 12, RAPSI was told in the court’s press service.
The man was arrested in-mid July 2019 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.