Goes to show what amoral shitstains these people are. He's made only a couple of million profit, by causing several orders of magnitude of damage in the process. A bit like those arseholes who steal copper cables off the train network, flog them for a few quid, but disrupt the commutes of thousands of people and rack up huge repair bills. In the animal kingdom, such entities are known as "parasites".
Some questions have to be asked about why it took the Russian Interior Ministry so long to track Paunch and his crew down. Given Putin's "power vertical" and his penchant for interfering in the Russian judiciary and wielding it as a weapon against his perceived enemies, you have to wonder what it was all in aid of -- and what Paunch did to get himself arrested. Maybe the bribes weren't big enough?