Members of Orekhovo gang charged with murder of prominent lawyer
MOSCOW, April 6 (RAPSI) – Investigators from the Moscow Region have charged members of notorious criminal syndicate, Orekhovo gang, with murder of prominent lawyer Tatyana Akimtseva and her driver, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.
On September 12, 2014, star attorney Tatyana Akimtseva, who represented the interests of the victims in an Orekhovo gang trial, along with her driver, were shot and killed near her home. According to investigators, Sergei Frolov and Igor Sosnovsky performed the murder.
Investigators allege that the motive behind this murder was Akimtseva’s legal defense of “Odintsovo Podvorye” market co-owner Sergei Zhurbe.
During her career Akimtseva represented interests of famous artists and athletes. She was also one of the lawyers for former security chief of Russian oil giant Yukos, Alexei Pichugin, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for murder and attempted murder.