Albert Ryzhy jailed for 7 years
The St. Petersburg's Frunzinsky District Court has read the verdict to thief in law Ali Geidarov (aka Albert Pitersky – Albert of St. Petersburg, Giandjensky – of Ganja and Albert Ryzhy – Albert the Red).
Geidarov was charged under part 4 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code (Robbery), part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling), in two incidents of illegal border crossing (being an Azerbaijan citizen, Geidarov illegally entered Russia), he is also charged with two incidents of forgery and the use of the forged document.
Let us recall that the Azerbaijani thief in law Ali Geidarov nicknamed Albert Ryzhy had been arrested on July 15, 2014 in St. Petersburg on charges of organizing armed assaults on potential buyers of expensive cars.
According to investigators, Ali Geidarov and his accomplices would beat those coming to make a purchase and rob them of their cash. After the arrest, the court upon request of the prosecution arrested Ali Geidarov's cars and house with the land.
We should also mention that three months before, the St. Petersburg Court returned the verdicts to Aleksey Shparutu and Ruslan Koryagin accused of attempted murder of the thief on March 17, 2014. The hitmen were proved guilty as charged and jailed for 6 and 6.5 years respectively. Earlier, in July 2015, Koryagin and Shparutu had both got 2 years of penal colony for illicit arm trafficking. The alleged hirer Ilgam Gajiyev was detained in Moscow in November 2015, but soon acquitted by the St. Petersburg Court.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).