Alleged murderer of Paul Klebnikov found in company of Chechen vors 

Alleged murderer of Paul Klebnikov found in company of Chechen vors
Kazbek Dukuzov

While in Chechnya, Dukuzov remotely resolves financial disputes between Moscow merchants.

The alleged murderer of Chief Editor of Russian Forbes, Paul Klebnikov, Kazbek Dukuzov is in Chechnya in the company of thieves in law, Rosbalt reports referring to sources in law enforcement bodies. 

According to the source, Dukuzov was seen on the territory of the republic in the company of vor Gilani Aliev (Gilani Sedoy) a few days ago. Allegedly, Dukuzov actively participates in the life of the criminal underworld, meeting with its representatives. In particular, he is said to have met with thief in law Aziz Barukaev (Aziz). While in Chechnya, Dukuzov remotely resolves financial disputes between Moscow merchants. 

Gilani Sedoy

Gilani Sedoy

Aziz

Aziz

Rosbalt notes that law enforcers know the current whereabouts of Dukuzov. He was out of sight of the investigation in 2011 after his arrest in the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of organizing a robbery attack on two businessmen. Back then, he was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment, however, when the Russan Prosecutor General's Office sent a request for the extradition of Dukuzov to the UAE in 2015, he was amnestied and released. After that, he left for Chechnya on a private jet. 

Siloviki carried a special operation in the republic to confirm that the person who had arrived in Chechnya was indeed Dukuzov. A glass was seized from the restaurant where he had had lunch and sent for a DNA examination to Moscow. The examination showed that Dukuzov was indeed in the republic, but he was not detained “for reasons beyond the control of operatives.” 

Chief Editor of Russian Forbes and a US citizen Paul Klebnikov was shot at the exit from the magazine’s editorial office in Moscow on July 9, 2004. Several persons, including Kazbek Dukuzov, were detained on suspicion of murder. In 2006, the jury acquitted him, but later the Supreme Court quashed the sentence. By that time, Dukuzov had already gone. 

It was previously reported that Ukraine was ready to extradite Dukuzov's brother Magomed, who was also involved in the murder of Khlebnikov, to Russia. However, it is Kazbek Dukuzov who is considered the direct perpetrator of the crime.

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