As it became known to Kommersant, the Anapa City Court sentenced Vitaly Sidorov, a member of the Kemerovo criminal group, to 12 years in prison for kidnapping businessman Mikhail Deusov in 2009. The perpetrators and customers of the crime were convicted back in 2010. Igor Nekhaenko, then head of the Anapa Criminal Investigation Department, who is now on trial for involvement in another gang, participated in their detention. Vitaly Sidorov then managed to escape, and when they nevertheless found him, it turned out that the man was completely paralyzed and could not serve his sentence.
In Anapa, the city court found Vitaly Sidorov guilty of organizing particularly large-scale extortion (part 3 of article 33 and part 3 of article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and kidnapping (part 3 of article 33 and part 2 of article 126 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) , as well as depriving a person of liberty (part 2 of article 127 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The verdict is published on the website of the court.
As follows from the judicial act, Vitaly Sidorov (also introduced himself as Kudasov) was a member of the Kemerovo gang. In 2008, Krasnodar businessmen Roman Yashin and Igor Gerasimenko came to him, who reported that their partner Mikhail Deusov allegedly refused to repay a debt of 2.7 million rubles. Deusov, the founder of TechnoCentre Service-South LLC, was the owner of a network of payment terminals in Anapa, Roman Yashin and Igor Gerasimenko agreed to transfer funds to the settlement account of his company, which Mikhail Deusov returned to partners in cash. At the end of 2008, a conflict arose between the partners.
Since Mikhail Deusov did not recognize the debt, his companions turned to Vitaly Sidorov for help, whom they recommended as a man with a rich criminal past: he had served time for murder and causing grievous bodily harm.
According to the materials of the case, Sidorov involved six more people in organizing the crime, including one from Kemerovo. The attackers tracked the businessman Deusov and found out that he lives in Anapa in a private hotel, which is managed on a leasehold basis by his common-law wife.
On January 15, 2009, Vitaly Sidorov, together with an accomplice, drove up to the hotel, called Mikhail Deusov, and, showing a holster with a pistol, said: “If you don’t go with us now, we will fill you up on the spot.” According to law enforcement officers, the businessman was brought to Krasnodar and placed in a rented apartment, where they began to beat him, demanding to return the money or transfer property to the thieves. Under pressure from the bandits, Mr. Deusov signed a contract for the sale of payment terminals that belonged to him, after which the thieves took 1.3 million rubles.
However, Vitaly Sidorov and his henchmen demanded more money, informing the wife of Mikhail Deusov about the situation. The woman arrived in Krasnodar and promised to sell the apartment, after which the bandits transported both victims to Anapa and locked them in one of the rooms of the hotel run by the woman. The kidnappers took turns guarding the captives, taking the woman out of the building only to prepare the sale of the apartment. Mikhail Deusov was beaten, and once Vitaly Sidorov stabbed him in the arm, promising to cut off his fingers next time.
This went on for more than a month, until the brother of the abducted woman turned to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The statement was accepted by Igor Nekhaenko, who at that time held the position of head of the department for the investigation of crimes against the person of the criminal investigation department of Anapa. Igor Nekhaenko developed an operation to free the kidnapped, but after it was carried out, Vitaly Sidorov and two of his accomplices (their identities were not established) managed to escape. In 2010, the Anapa City Court found Igor Gerasimenko, Roman Yashin, Alexander Grammatikopulo, Maxim Tropin, Andrey and Grigory Trushkin guilty of extortion and deprivation of liberty, the defendants were given various terms.
As for Vitaly Sidorov, law enforcement agencies managed to detain him only in 2021. It turned out that some time before he had been in a severe car accident and is now completely paralyzed.
The court sentenced the former “Kemerovo” to 12 years in prison and released him from serving his sentence for health reasons.
“Kemerovo”, according to unofficial data, had a great influence on the criminal structures of the coastal cities of the Krasnodar Territory. In particular, one of the leaders of the “Kemerovo” Igor Burilin had a house in Gelendzhik and lived there for a long time. Local criminal groups were also active on the coast, some of which existed for a long time. In particular, the gang of Sergei Zirinov, which became widely known in the region, was neutralized only in 2013. The former head of the criminal investigation department of Anapa, Igor Nekhaenko, will soon appear before the court on charges of involvement in this criminal group.