Possible customer of murder of investigator Shishkina denied asylum

Possible customer of murder of investigator Shishkina denied asylum
Yaroslav Sumbaev and Maxim Matyushev

Georgia suspended the extradition of the suspect.

A court in Tbilisi denied political asylum to Yaroslav Sumbayev, who is suspected of Russia in ordering the murder of the Moscow Region investigator Yevgenia Shishkina and in swindling with train tickets. The decision can be appealed within 15 days, at which time the extradition procedure was suspended, the BBC Russian Service reports.

Shishkina was shot dead in October 2018. As part of the investigation into the murder, Abdulaziz Abdulazizov, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested. The investigation believes their executed the order, while Sumbaev is a customer.

Shishkina investigated into a swindling case, in which a group of hackers hacked the websites of tour operators and issued tickets to specially hired students. The members of the criminal group took the tickets from the Russian Railways ticket offices, and after some time returned and got their value on hand. The total earning of the criminal group, according to the investigation, amounted to 17 million rubles ($ 270.000). 

Sumbaev was detained in 2014 in the swindling case, but then released, after which the young man fled to Montenegro. In November 2018, he was detained in Georgia at the request of the Russian Federation. Sumbaev is kept in the Gldani prison on the outskirts of Tbilisi.

At the end of October 2018, Moscow’s Basmanny Court began to consider the case of cybercriminals. The alleged accomplice of Sumbayev are Maxim Matyushev, 29, born in Kingisepp, the Leningrad Oblast, Andrey Zhdanov, 31, from Novosibirsk, and Muscovite Kirill Kulabukhov, 32. The case against Sumbayev was singled out in a separate proceeding.

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