One of the local “thieves-in-law” detained in Stavropol

As it became known to the Prime Crime News Agency, on May 16 officers of the Criminal Search Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Stavropol region managed to detain “thief-in-law” Nikolay Gagnidze or Gocha Maysuradze, more known in the criminal world as Gogita. During his personal search more than 2 g of heroin were found and confiscated.

Before moving to Stavropol, Maysuradze dwelled in Moscow. In March 1998 he was detained in the capital under suspicion of robbery. Four months later Maysuradze was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment by the Koptevskiy district court; however, subsequently the first sentence of the court was abolished by the decision of Moscow city court, and his case was sent for further investigation. In January 1999 Gogita was released as the period of imprisonment was over.

Experienced officers indicate that Gocha Maysuradze appears to be a mafia boss of medium importance and thus he is not of any special interest for the Police and does not influence major processes within criminal world due to his long-standing narcotic dependence. For the same reason Gogita executes much less authority than such mafia bosses as Gadzha and Leva.

Since the beginning of the year Gocha Maysuradze became the second important person in mafia world after Armen Kanevskoy as the latter was imprisoned and sentenced in the South Federal Region.


Georgian “thief-in-law” deported from Russia detained in Kiev

May 15, Russia: Georgian mafia boss Roin Uglava, 45 years old, known as Matevich, was deported from Russia by regular flight “Moscow-Kiev”.

Starting from January 2009, the criminal authority, who was detained by the Head Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Central Federal Region and State Department of Internal Affairs for illegal stay in the territory of the Russian Federation, was kept in prison waiting for his deportation from the RF territory.

As the Prime Crime News Agency previously reported, in February 2007 Uglava was already detained by officers of the same department. Then the question about his deportation to Georgia was not regulated between the diplomatic departments of the two countries. Thus having spent more than a year under arrest Uglava was released. On July 7, 2008 he was detained during police operation on prevention of mafia meeting in Klyazma impoundment but he was released after disciplinary interview.

On January 15, 2009 Matevich was detained again. This time policemen decided to follow the way of the least resistance and to deport Uglava to Ukraine as he was registered in the Donetsk region there.

As officers of State Department of the Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs were informed about arrival, they detained Matevich in the Kiev airport. During his personal search drugs were found and confiscated. The detained mafia boss was brought to Regional Department of Internal Affairs of the Shevchenko district of Kiev where official accusation was announced for him.


“Thief-in-law” Rezo Malania buried in Stavropol cemetery

Funerals of Rezo Malania known as Gaga, who passed in away on May 4 in the penal colony No.6 of the city of Kopeysk, took place today on the central cemetery of Stavropol.

Coffin with the body was delivered into Stavropol from the Chelyabinsk region at the beginning of the week. According to Megrelian traditions, the funeral did not take place immediately so that all relatives could come and say the last word to the deceased.

As the Prime Crime News Agency previously reported, Rezo Malania was crowned in Moscow in 1996 by old school “thieves-in-law” headed by now deceased Shalva Dekanosidze, known as “Chushka”. After Dekanosidze’s death "grey eminence" of the criminal world Guram Machavariani, known as Macho or Guram the Old, took supervising over Gaga. In 1999 under supervising of Machavariani Malania settled in the Stavropol region. Following the principles of his teacher, thus not to have own business and not to appear in the role of the arbitrator in the disputes between traders, Gaga mostly made his living by committing crimes. Successful tandem of these two “thieves-in-law” existed till August 2005 when Malania was arrested and accused of a series of armed robberies as a participant of a criminal group. Gaga never again had a chance to see again his teacher Guram who died in a month and a half after his pupil was sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment in April 2007.

As it follows from Malania’s file, one month after arrival in the penal colony No.6 of the city of Kopeysk, Gaga wrote a waiver from thief traditions. Uneven handwriting and formal style of pleading letters can justify that these letters were written upon dictation and in the state of emotion instability.

In spite of the presence of such important evidence, subsequently Rezo Malania did not collaborate with the administration of the colony and did not lose authority among the prisoners. Within the period of his imprisonment, Gaga systematically disrupted the established regime and underwent disciplinary penalties. In accordance with thief traditions being in the “red zone”, he could be placed only in penal insulator where he actually spent most part of his imprisonment period up to the last day.

Though criminal authorities accept that death of Gaga was caused by weak health, relatives of Malania exclude any possibility of an incident. Some time before Gaga’s death another mafia leader Georgiy Pipia died of exhaustion though stated of liver cirrhosis, in whose court procedures Malania was sentenced to be an accomplice.

As they say during the whole winter Gaga was kept in a cold cell. He did not put on the colony robe where it was written that he belongs to the colony division of discipline and order, thus staying only in underwear. According to the investigative information, Gaga died during hunger strike refusing to touch prison plates. After Gaga’s death, weight of his body was not more than 60 kg which normally constituted about 120 kg (at his height of 195 cm). According to the relatives, the chief of penal colony No.6 of city of Kopeysk, Chelyabinsk region, Rustam Karimov swore to Eldar, Gaga’s brother who came to take the body, that Gaga’ death was due to the fault of the Federal Service on Punishment Fulfillment in the Chelyabinsk region.

Such methods of work with prisoners of special contingent, owing to which the Head of Federal Service on Punishment Fulfillment became notorious throughout the country after May 2008, caused quite a controversy reaction even from head officers of legal authorities. Using of repression methods of GULAG is now understood by some officers as lack of qualifications.

Only within last two years 9 “thieves-in-law” died in prisons due to different reasons. Thus the mafia world being worried about its possibility to survive now has made a decision not to accept any waivers which were written upon some threats to health and life. The proof of such decision is “mafia note” where Gaga was called with due respect as “thief-in-law”. Notwithstanding all attempts, Gaga died as “thief-in-law” thus the problem of adequacy of the measures which were applied to him is remained unsolved.


Russia: “Thieves-in-law” first time sentenced for criminal group formation

On May 13 Khabarovsk territorial Court announced an unprecedented sentence to eight leaders of the Far-Eastern criminal group "Obschak" (“Common stuff”). For the first time in the newest history of Russia Court pleaded “thieves-in-law” guilty as per formation of criminal group thus sentencing them to the extended prison sentences.

As it became known to the Prime Crime News Agency, the Court on the basis of accusatory verdict of the jury pleaded Eduard Sakhnov guilty as per part 1, Article 210, Clause “a” part 3 Article 126 of the RF Criminal Code and sentenced him, taking into account punishment for the previously performed crime, to 25 years of imprisonment in the colony of a strict regime and penalty in the amount of 500 thousand rubles. “Thieves-in-law” Oleg Semakin and Oleg Shokhirev as per the same Articles were sentenced to 23 and 20 years of imprisonment respectively and each of them to the penalty in the amount of 500 thousand rubles.

Active participant of the criminal group Oleg Zavalov was accused of performing crimes as per part 1 Article 210 clause “a” part 3 Article 126 of the RF Criminal Code and sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment and penalty in the amount of 250 thousand rubles. The same sentence as per part 1 Article 210 of the RF Criminal Code was delivered to other members of the group – Konstantin Koshelev, Alexander Sitov, Anton Kruzhaev, Aleksey Shchugarev – who were sentenced from 8 to 9 years of imprisonment. According to other articles, incriminated by the state prosecution, the criminals were declared as not guilty as their participation in these crimes was not proved. Also the Court justified Sergey Rumyantsev, Roman Beloborodov and Kirill Zalishchuk completely removing any charge from them.


Georgian mafia boss passed away in the Kopeysk penal colony

As it became known to the Prime Crime News Agency, on May 4, Rezo Malania, 38, Georgian “thief-in-law”, known as Gaga, passed away in penal colony No.6 in the city of Kopeysk, Chelyabinsk region. According to the preliminary data death of the criminal authority was caused by hepatitis virus.

The native of the village Achigvara, Galskiy district, Abkhaziya, was crowned by Georgian mafia bosses in 1996 at the criminal meeting in Moscow. In 1999 Gaga received permanent registration in the Stavropol region where at first he tried to cover his criminal activity by legal business connected with procurement and processing of agricultural production. Possessing “mafia title” Malania supervised pick-up-robbers and also groups involved in qualified blackmailing. And as long as his authority grew, his activity placed a noticeable effect on the criminal situation in the Stavropol region. In the course of time Malania took supervising control over penal establishments, in particular Malania started to appoint colonies “Supervisors” as well as distribute finance flows and provide help to prisoners.

In August 2005 Rezo Malania was arrested and accused of armed robberies in which he participated. Currency exchangers at Moscow exchange points appeared to be the victims of this group. In April 2007 Moscow city court on the basis of accusatory verdict of the jury sentenced Malania to 18 years of imprisonment in the colony of strict regime.

In November 2007 Gaga was conveyed to the Chelyabinsk region. In a month as a result of correctional education Malania wrote a waiver from thief traditions addressing the waive to the Head of penal colony No.6 of city of Kopeysk and to the Head Office of Federal Service on Punishment Fulfillment in the Chelyabinsk region as well as he wrote a plea on accepting to colony division of discipline and order. He called his coronation as a “daredevil act”.

In spite of this, Rezo Malania regularly escaped from fulfilling requirements of colony administration and systematically disrupted the established regime. Most part of his punishment period up to the last day Gaga was contained in the penal insulator.


Mafia clan wars in Moscow detention centre

Yesterday the Judicial Board of Moscow city court has declined the complaint of “thief-in-law” Dzhemal Mamoyan’s attorneys as per resolution of the Nikulinsky district court of the city of Moscow on the prolongation of periods of detention as the Prime Crime News Agency reported today according to Moscow city court press service.

As it was reported earlier, “thief-in-law” Dzhemal Mamoyan, 30, known in criminal world as Dzheko Tbilisskiy, was detained on February 27, 2009 in Udaltsova street during joint operation of Moscow city and Moscow region Criminal Search Department. Policemen of the “Vernadsky Prospect” Internal Affairs Department, where he was taken to, found and confiscated during his personal search 30 g of hashish.

Trying to escape from further responsibility Mamoyan, under the pretext of using the bathroom, shot himself with penknife causing injuries in the groin. Called ambulance brought Dzheko to the Sklifosovskiy Institute. As the current data says, such actions of Mamoyan were not approved in criminal world as they could lead to worsening in general situation of other mafia bosses as well as stiffening of repressions from policemen.

In the beginning of March after surgical operation Dzheko was transferred to the prison hospital of Detention Centre No. 1 “Matrosskaya Tishina”, city of Moscow, where three other “thieves-in-law” from unfriendly clan were detained. All his attempts to establish communication with the group of prisoners of negative trend were suppressed by the prison officers. Then Mamoyan, taking advantage of his mafia name, called the patients of prison hospital to hunger strike. The spontaneous action of prisoners’ disobedience continued for less than twenty-four hours. After some explanatory works the patients ended hunger strike and Dzheko as the initiator of disorders was put into punishment room for 15 days.

At the same time “Supervisor” of “Matrosskaya Tishina” Roma Cherkes received a “progon” (“note”) signed by mafia prisoners close to the clan of Ded Khasan. They asked to stop considering prisoners Ramaz Dzneladze and Ahmed Evloev “thieves-in-law”. It is said that this information was presented from the “thief-in-law” Sergey Asatryan, crowned on November 6, 2008, the same day when Dzheko was crowned. Fulfillment of such decision would definitely lead to granting of all authority to Mamoyan as he was considered to be the most powerful mafia figure within the prison. In order to stabilize operational situation, which could lead to new disorders, the “Supervisor” was urgently transferred to the prison cell of Ramaz Dzneladze, as a result of such actions this criminal note was not fulfilled.

After Ramaz was conveyed to the place of further punishment serving in the Kirov region, distribution of authority within “Matrosskaya Tishina” has not changed dramatically, judging by the persistent attempts of Mamoyan to release from prison.

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