Ex-thief in law Trofa’s ally, ‘Siniy’ Malay returns to Yekaterinburg
Eduard Gavrilov had been hiding from Urals law enforcement bodies, who suspected him of murder, for more than two years.
An ally of former vor Andrey Trofimov (Trofa) and ex-member of Sinie OCG, Eduard Gavrilov, also known as Malay or Edik Kosoy returned to Yekaterinburg after he been cleared as a suspect in murder, AiF-Ural reports referring to its sources.
Gavrilov had been hiding from siloviki for more than two years. He had been a suspect in a case of murder, however, the police subsequently found another culprit, and Malay was made a witness.
“He is currently in Yekaterinburg, trying to recover his specific business impact,” the publication’s source said. The source also said that Gavrilov could be “providing power resources in the form of street fighters to solve or create problems.” In particular, Malay’s people were seen starting fires.
In the mid-2000s, Gavrilov was known as an underboss on behalf of Andrey Trofimov. However, after Trofimov was deprived of his ‘thief’s status’, Malay started to have problems, having been sent to a penal colony on robbery charges.
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