Moscow businessman ‘buried’ on orders of thief in law Guli

Moscow businessman ‘buried’ on orders of thief in law Guli
Nadir Salifov (Guli)

The Azerbaijani businessman after beatings and threats gave away 1 million rubles ($16.800) in cash and a car worth 1.3 million rubles ($21.800).

The officers of the MIA Main Administration of Criminal Search and the MIA Department for the South Administrative District of Moscow detained criminals who had extorted a large sum of money from an entrepreneur at a cemetery. It turned out that this crime was ordered by Nadir Salifov (Guli), an Azerbaijani thief in law who is serving a long-term imprisonment.

According to the press service of law enforcement agencies, on April 21, 2017, Guli’s people forced the Azerbaijani entrepreneur into a car threatening him with weapons, and took him to one of the Moscow cemeteries in the suburbs. There, the man was badly beaten after which a funeral was staged. The entrepreneur agreed with the torturers’ demands and after a while they received more than 1 million rubles in cash and a car worth 1.3 million rubles from him.

The entrepreneur came to his senses already on a hospital bed at the Sklifosovsky hospital. The doctors called the police, who initiated a criminal case under item (b), part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Extortion).

During the investigation of the case, the operatives found out that five men were involved in the extortion; some of them had previously been convicted. Two were detained in Moscow, the third one in Dagestan. Two more have been placed on the international wanted list.

It should be noted that the mastermind of the crime is an influential thief in law nicknamed Guli, who was convicted in Azerbaijan on several particularly serious criminal episodes back in early 90's. Salifov was charged with murder, organization of criminal groups and robberies. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. However, in 2005, when the term of his imprisonment was drawing to a close, Salifov was charged with several rapes, which, according to law enforcers, he committed in prison. Guli was accused of serial rapes of girls who came to see him.

Despite the public outcry against the Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies and accusations of the obvious frame-up of this case, the thief was convicted again and sentenced to 16 years in prison. However, the prison administration and the management of the penitentiary system of Azerbaijan were not punished.

In May 2017, the source of CrimeRussia reported that Salifov could soon be out on parole. Even in prison, he did not lose his influence: he controls businessmen (mainly, from the Azerbaijani diaspora in the neighboring countries) with the help of his underbosses.

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