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    In April 14, 2005 new charges were brought against Aleksey Pichugin | 14 Apr 2005

    Prosecutor Generals OfficeOn 14 of April the Prosecutor Generals Office brought new charges against employee of Oil Company UKOS Aleksey Pichugin. He was accused in the organization of one more murderer and two attempts.  The major shareholder of UKOS Leonid Nevzlin was called to be customer of crime.

    Accusation was brought to Aleksey Pichugin in the remand prison before attorneys, which immediately were brought non-disclosure written undertaking upon information of prejudicial inquiry that disabled them to comment recently appeared accusations. Meanwhile after an hour of announcing of new episodes, representatives of the Prosecutor Generals Office by themselves announced details of incremented accusations to Pichugin.  Three episodes figure in the formula of accusation. As follows form the official message of this department, Mister Pichugin organized murder of company director „Trade Company „Feniks“ Valentina Korneeva in January 1998 , and in November 1998 and March 1999  attempted murder to manager of „East Petroleum Khandelsgez m.b.H ’’ Evgeny Ribin.  

    As follows from explanation of the Prosecutor Generals Office — in 1993 bank „Menatep“ got permission on reconstruction of two buildings in center of Moscow with the right of further rent and buyout. Though three years later permission on transfer of those buildings was annulated, reconstruction one of them continued. Unfortunately part of this building had owner  Valentina Korneeva, who did not agree to sell premises. According to inquisition Pichugin thought that „her refuse contradicts to the interests of bank and having gone into criminal huddle with one of shareholders of „Menatep group Leonid Nevzlin, organized her murder.

    That year manager of  „East Petroleum Khandelsgez m.b.H ’’ Evgeny Ribin announced number of court actions on recovery of damages brought to his Company by Oil Company UKOS. According to inquisition in this case Pichugin and Nevzlin made radical decision  to dispose Ribin. Investigators think that acting upon immediate guidance of Nevzlin, Pichugin organizes attempted murder on Ribin twice. At the first attempted crime killer did not hit victim, at the second one car where were security of Mister Ribin (he was not injured) was blew up with the help of fougasse.

    It is known that Pichugin was called to interrogation, but refused to evidence on the strength of the 51 article of the Constitution of Russian Federation.

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