From 7 to 12 years: Zelensky was going to put “thieves in law”

От 7 до 12 лет: Зеленский собрался сажать "воров в законе"

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has made to the Verkhovna Rada a bill which provides for the introduction of criminal liability for the so-called “thieves in law”. The text of bill # 2513 published on the Parliament website.

So, Zelensky provides punishment in the form of 7 to 9 years of prison with confiscation of property for “crime bosses”.

The bill States that “kingpin” is a person who adheres to the peculiar underworld of the traditions and rules of conduct, enjoys authority among the perpetrators of criminal offences, directs, coordinates and/or organizes the activities of a criminal community or part of or is a member of such a community.

From 7 to 12 years of prison can get a person convicted of forming a criminal organization, the management or participation in it, participation in the crimes committed by a criminal organization.

If the law is passed, the organizers of the meetings (gatherings) of the criminal organizations to be planted for a period of 3 to 6 years.