Crime lord Gela Kardava sentenced to three years in Belarus
The kingpin was removed from the flight to Istanbul by Belarusian law enforcers.
In Minsk, the court delivered a verdict against Georgian citizen Gela Kardava, known in criminal circles as a thief in law. Kardava was detained in January 2018 when he tried to leave the country – he was removed from the flight to Istanbul at the airport of Minsk by MIA’s Organized Crime Unit officers.
The crime lord was found guilty under part 2 of Art. 380 “Forgery, manufacture, use or sale of forged documents.” Kardava had a fake passport and other forged documents on him.
He was sentenced to three years in a general regime colony. Passing the verdict, the judge agreed with the prosecutor's position on the term of punishment.
It is known that Kardava was “crowned” 22 years ago and this is his first conviction.
In late May, a private Sud-Aviation Gazelle helicopter has crash-landed in the Khabarovsk krai. As a result, a 72-year-old man died from heart seizure. Another passenger has got a spinal fracture, while the third one – the pilot – came out of the accident with only a minor brain concussion. Later it became known that the deceased person was an FSB colonel general, the one with spinal fracture – a former overseer of the Khabarovsk krai, while a prominent Khabarovsk businessman had piloted the helicopter. The CrimeRussia obtained some exclusive information about this strange company.