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Criminal authority Jap will yield a writer

July 19 2005

Today, the jury unanimously ruled not guilty verdict on crime boss Vyacheslav Ivankov, known as the Jap. July 20 the judge must confirm the verdict and acquit. After the announcement of the verdict of the Jap had been released from custody.
Moscow Prosecutor's Office intends to appeal the acquittal to the Supreme Court within 10 days.

Recall that in 2000, prosecutors accused Ivankov, and the late crime boss, nicknamed "Plums is that in 1992 they shot down three of the Turks in a Moscow restaurant. According to investigators, the Russian authority not like the fact that the restaurant served attendant aliens first. There was a quarrel, which ended in gunfire. Two Turks died on the spot, one was hospitalized in serious condition.

Even in Soviet times, Ivankov was sentenced to 10 years in prison but released on parole in 1991, at the request of a number of famous actors and entertainers. In 1993 he reappeared in New York.

Since 1995, Ivankov was in an American prison for organizing a sham marriage in order to legalize the country, as well as extortion of 3.5 million dollars from two Russian emigres - Alexander Volkov and Vladimir Voloshin, who owned the well-known bank, "Chara", where the lost savings of many Russian citizens. In June 2004, after repeated extension for bad behavior, Ivankov was released. At the request of the Russian Federation Genprkuratury U.S. immigration authorities have extracted it to Russia.

At the time, it was clear that a Russian court case Jap collapse. Then the police said, that as soon as the authority would be freed from court for lack of evidence, can be considered a minute before his death, as in Russia, he has many enemies.

As long as you never know what will 65-year-old Jap. During the ten years of prison life he left behind from the present. Now he finds out on which cars are made to drive, and selects a model cell phone with a camera. He does not have a residence permit, he is still registered at PTDC "Sailor Silence." Advocates believe that Vyacheslav Ivankov will literary activities. In an American prison, he wrote poems, fairy tales for children and an autobiography entitled "Against the Wind", Interfax reports.

Jap - a legendary figure not only in Russia but the Soviet underworld. The police consider him one of the founding fathers of domestic racketeering, Western intelligence agencies called him the godfather of all the "Russian mafia". However, by 90 Ivankov "outgrown" the scale of only criminal boss and became regarded as "respectable man" among a number of public officials and business representatives.

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