In the chamber of the Nikolaev detention facility on Friday, March 23, found the body of Dmitry Leonov, associate of crime boss Mikhail Titov, known as “Cartoon”. This was reported on the website of the Prosecutor’s office of Mykolayiv region.
Leonov was discovered with no apparent signs of violent death.
In connection with the death of Leonov, the police opened criminal proceedings. Also to verify the legality of the execution of official duties by employees of the Agency the Prosecutor’s office of Mykolaiv region initiated criminal proceedings under part 2 St. 367 criminal code of Ukraine.
For full, comprehensive and impartial examination of circumstances of death investigations are conducted.
Currently, the detention center continues the examination of the scene. Already prepared a petition for the appointment of a forensic medical examination.
Recall, August 29, 2017 Yury Lutsenko reported about the detention in Nikolaev 5 gang members, including the leader of the criminal organization Titova.
In addition to other crimes, according to the Prosecutor, members of the group monitored the activities of political parties and influenced the decision-making officials of state authorities and local self-government, supported by a stable hierarchical Association in the places of imprisonment of the Nikolaev area.
On 31 August the court of Mariupol in the closed mode chose a measure of restraint in the form of detention for a period of 2 months without the right of bail to the accused in organizing and participation in the activities of organized criminal groups on the territory of the Nikolaev region Mikhail Titov known as “Cartoon”, as well as the businessman Alexey Pelipas.