Putin proposed to introduce a separate punishment for the leaders of organized crime groups in the criminal code
Moscow. 14 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes to introduce a separate criminal punishment for the leaders of organized criminal groups (OCG).
“Holding the higher position in criminal hierarchy shall be punished by imprisonment from 8 to 15 years” — according to a new article, which the President of the Russian Federation proposes to amend the criminal code of the Russian Federation. A draft law published on Thursday in the database of the lower house of Parliament.
It is also proposed to exempt from criminal liability of leaders of criminal gangs, if they voluntarily stopped participating in organized crime groups and helped to curb their activities.
The bill provides for amendments to the criminal and Criminal procedural codes of the Russian Federation.
Under the bill, the criminal code is supplemented by article 210.1 “holding the higher position in criminal hierarchy.”
In this article, along with deprivation of liberty may be a fine “of up to 5 million rubles or the salary or other income condemned for the period till five years or without such and with restriction of liberty for a term from one year till two years”.NewsNatalia Poklonskaya in the Russian Parliament there is “arashukova”
As stated in the explanatory note to the draft law, the most dangerous and serious crimes committed by organized criminal communities. “Leaders of criminal communities (criminal organizations) coordinate criminal acts, to create and maintain criminal connections between the various organized groups, engaged in the division of spheres of criminal influence and criminal incomes, run by criminal actions and therefore represent the greatest danger to the public”, — the document says.
However, owing to its position in the criminal hierarchy, the leaders of criminal communities, as a rule, exempted from criminal liability. The legislation provides that the criminal liability of leaders of criminal organizations can only come in if they committed a socially dangerous act envisaged in part 1 of article 210 of the criminal code. “However, criminal liability for the fact of leadership that person in criminal hierarchy, not provided, “reads the explanatory note. The bill of the head of state addresses this legal gap.
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