Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office is suspecting a former People's Deputy of organizing the murder of the police colonel Roman Yerokhin in 2006. This was announced by Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios at the briefing, on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
It should be noted that the prosecutor did not name the former MP, but said that it begins with "Sh," and the ex-MP is currently under arrest. Most likely, it is about Oleksandr Shepelev.
According to Matios, colonel Yerokhin was kidnapped on July 26, 2006, on the criminal order of the former People's Deputy, after which he was killed in a car provided by the customer.
"In the process of investigation going on since March of this year, the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office, together with a staff of the National Police found that the specified People's Deputy planned to commit a number of other intentional murders associated with the achievement of his mercantile interests. The organizer of Yerokhin’s murder ordered the same a group of individuals to abduct and kill one of its competitors in the banking environment - citizen G. For this purpose, the People's Deputy gave the firearms to performers: two Kalashnikov rifles, 13 Makarov pistols, 2 PB pistols and 500 rounds" the prosecutor told.
This morning, the Military Prosecutor’s Office pressed charges on suspicion of committing crimes under the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation found that the motives behind the order and organization of Yerokhin’s murder were revenge for his professional activities and Yerokhin’s intention to stop criminal acts of then acting MP.
"The investigation found that colonel Yerokhin together with his employees of the Office of Organized Crime found a conversion center, which operated on the basis of one of the commercial banks of Donetsk, the final beneficiary of which was at that time People's Deputy. The activity of this conversion center was suspended due to the efforts of Yerokhin. Three individuals were prosecuted at that time, "Matios said.
According to him, the murder has already been investigated earlier, and its executors were sentenced to 10 and 15 years of imprisonment. The organizer of the crime at that time was not established, therefore a criminal case concerning him was subsequently separated to a different investigation.
As we reported earlier, former MP Shepelev was detained on February 8. Back in 2012, he was accused of embezzling funds of Rodovid Bank in the sum of over $8 million, as well as participating in the embezzlement of $11,6 million allocated for re-financing the National Bank in March-May 2009. Moreover, he is suspected of an attempted murder of former shareholder of Rodovid Bank Serhiy Didchenko.