Sergei Mikhailov (businessman)

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Sergei Mikhailov (Russian: Серге́й Анатольевич Михайлов), born 1958, nickname Mikhas, is a Russian businessman and leader of the “Solntsevskaya Bratva” criminal syndicate . Mikhailov was originally a waiter, but moved into the criminal world after a conviction for fraud[citation needed]. Together with Viktor Averin, Mikhas formed the Solntsevo group in the late 1980s.[1] In 1998, Mikhas was arrested in Switzerland on charges of false documents and a law about foreigners owning property.[2] He was later acquitted and allowed to walk free from the court after spending two years in jail waiting for the trial. One of the witnesses was shot dead in Amsterdam.[3]