The previous younger Swedish nationwide staff participant Ilya Yurkovich was sentenced to 11 years in jail for tried homicide, kidnapping and a number of legal offences in Sweden.
Yurkovic is of Serbian descent, however was born in Sweden. He is among the biggest younger abilities in Swedish soccer. He’s additionally a member of the U-17 nationwide staff. On the age of 17, he educated within the AIK first staff and so they predicted that his profession could be excellent. He was pushed into senior soccer by the then AIK coach Andreas Alm, and a few German golf equipment started to query him.
However in a pleasant match in 2014, his cruciate ligament was torn and he needed to endure an extended interval of rehabilitation coaching. As he stated in an interview with Aftonbladet in 2020, this harm fully broke him. He isn’t a daily customer to remedy, he can’t cope, and even so, Yurkovic lives a parallel life that nobody is aware of.
He’s a member of a neighborhood gang, which shortly developed right into a critical legal group. The time that Yurkovic ought to have spent on remedy was spent with associates from the gang.
“For me, it has turn into extra necessary than soccer. I spend time hanging out with the boys. If I skip that pleasant match, who is aware of the place I can be, I can. The place am I now,” Yul Kovic stated.
In 2015, when he was sitting on a bench in Valby, on the outskirts of Stockholm, a person approached him and he began firing at him and his associates with automated weapons. Yurkovic escaped with out main penalties, and a good friend of his was killed on the street later that 12 months. He was charged with a homicide, however the cost was dropped as a result of it was decided that he had nothing to do with the matter. However that is solely the start.
Within the winter of 2016, Yurkovic returned to soccer, though he stumbled once more. He didn’t seem within the rehearsal at Ostersund and ultimately entered the third division of AIK. He performed so properly there that his staff certified for the second league. Nonetheless, after solely two coaching classes subsequent season, Yurkovic fully disappeared from soccer in 2017.
In keeping with his personal testimony, he stopped reporting to coaches and managers and turned to crime altogether. Among the many gang that ravaged Valby and the encompassing space, Yurkovic was the so-called “Minister of Operations.” In January 2017, a Valby boxer, allegedly a driver of the Yurkovic gang, was caught on the street Shot. It’s suspected to be somebody from a hostile gang, however nobody has been held accountable to this point.
In February 2017, Yurkovic was arrested for holding a gun, knife, marijuana and physique armor. In September, he was arrested with a loaded pistol, and in October he was shot lifeless whereas standing subsequent to a automotive. By 2020, when he was interviewed by Aftonbladet, Yurkovic had already been in jail for 2 months for breach of probation, unauthorized possession of weapons, and different crimes.
His gang chief Chahib Lamouri realized that the opposing gang chief allegedly killed their driver, and the gang started planning to execute him. Investigators discovered messages on EncroChat, which is a WhatsApp-like utility utilized by criminals in Europe to speak. These information clearly present that Ramuri instructed Yurkovic to rearrange the homicide. The Murderer requested for 150,000 euros, and Lamuri ordered Yurkovic to decrease the worth to 100,000 euros.
Earlier than the plan was carried out, the police arrested all gang members, together with Yurkovic. He was discovered within the warehouse that manages the house, the place he discovered two automated rifles, seven grenades, 7.2 kg of explosives, silencers and lots of of ammunition. As well as, Yurkovic was concerned within the kidnapping of a rapper who hated Lamuri and was once more charged with tried homicide and different crimes. He was ultimately sentenced to 11 years in jail.