Hungary arrests man who hired killer for Russian gangster businessman Brudny

Hungary arrests man who hired killer for Russian gangster businessman Brudny
Alietdin Makhmudov (left-hand), Aleksandr Gebert (right-hand) Photo: Bloknot Volgograda

Aleksandr Gebert had been in the international search for three years. His accomplices are already serving their sentences for the crime.

Hungary law enforcement authorities arrested another mastermind behind the murder of Volgograd gangster businessman Sergei Brudny.

36-year-old Aleksandr Gebert had been in the international search for three years. In 2014, right after he committed the crime, Gebert fled to Turkey and there had been no information on his whereabouts until today.

Hungary law enforcement authorities arrested the fugitive in the city of Kiskunhalas, when he was trying to get a political asylum on a false Estonian passport.

Currently, the issue of whether Aleksandr Gebert should be extradited is being considered.

As The CrimeRussia reported previously, the high-profile crime was committed on May 21, 2014 in downtown Volgograd. The hitman shot Sergei Brudny, who had been a cofounder of Traktorozavodskiy, Voroshilovsky and Tsentralny markets and his fellow businessman Yevgeny Remizov. Having hit both, the hitman fled. A few hours later Brudny died in hospital while Remizov miraculously survived. According to our sources, the two businessmen had been associated with Volgograd’s shadow Governor Vladimir Kadin killed in 2011. The investigation established that the murder had been masterminded as a part of a business turf war.

Meanwhile, Aleksandr Gebert’s accomplices are already serving their sentences. In July 2015 the court found local criminal lord Alietdin Makhmudov (aka Ali), guilty of organizing the crime. Ali was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison. Hasu Batalov, who was the hitman, was jailed for 16 years, and Abugali Temerhanov, an intermediary, got a 17-year imprisonment.

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