MOSCOW, March 12 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors have sent a case over the murder of crime lord Vyacheslav “Yaponchik” Ivankov in July 2009 to court, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office informs.

Indictment has been approved against three defendants charged with murder and illegal keeping of weapon. They are in detention now.

According to the investigation, Ivankov, the so-called “thief-in-law,” who at the time was the top boss in the criminal hierarchy, was murdered on July 28, 2009.