Komi Supreme Court commenced proceedings in Pichuga's case
In the dock is Makhach Azizov, who made a deal with the investigation.
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Komi began proceedings in high-profile criminal cases against members of the criminal community headed by thief in law Yury Pichugin (Pichuga). According to Komi Inform, May 22, one of the members of the criminal group Makhach Azizov appeared before the court. He is charged under part 2 of Art. 210 (Participation in a Criminal Community), part 2 of Art. 209 (Participation in a Stable Armed Group (Crew) or in Its Assaults), part 2 of Art. 105 (Murder of two or more persons).
The trial involves the wife and child of the defendant, relatives, media representatives, as well as the injured party.
The court established the identity of the defendant: Azizov is a native of Dagenstan, has four minor children, the youngest of whom is one year old. He is registered to be residing and before his arrest lived in the town of Mytishchi, Moscow region. The family lives in the village of Vylgort, Syktyvdinsky district. He was detained on February 21, 2018 in a Moscow hotel.
The representative of the injured party Nikolaev is the father of the slain.
The court noted that the litigation will be open, and the case will be considered according to special procedure since Azizov entered into a pre-trial agreement.
Now the prosecutor delivers the charges.
To recap, in February 2017 Syktyvkar court arrested a thief in law from Zheshart, Yury Pichugin. According to investigators, back in 1994, Yury Pichugin created a criminal group in Komi. The community nightmarized entrepreneurs. They invested illegally obtained cash in their legal business in the field of logging, recreation, food, passenger transportation. Pichugin's degree of influence was high: the authorities did not quarrel with him, and businesspeople invited him as an arbitrator in their fights.
Vyacheslav Abroskin believes that the influence of criminal leaders extends from control over the collection of money obtained by criminal means to control in the field of energy and natural resources extraction.