Police nab thieves’ summit; Antik and Lavasogly Batumsky competing over turf
Some of those who attended the mafia gathering are facing deportation.
Police interrupted a thieves' summit at a restaurant named Parmezan in the city of Izmail, Odessa region. Dumskaya wrote citing its sources that the plan had been to tackle the areas of control in the southwestern cities of the Odessa region: Izmail, Kiliya, and Reni.
Mindia Goradze (aka Lavasogly Batumsky)
Antimoz Kukhilava (aka Antik)
Koba, a representative of the thief in law Mindia Goradze (Lavasogly Batumsky), was the keynote speaker of the event. According to the source, Koba was trying to come to an agreement on joint control over the southern Odessa with the representatives of Antimoz Kukhilava (aka Antik). The newspaper also claims that it is another kingpin, Oleg Popescu, who is effectively ruling the territories. The Mafioso nicknamed Oleg Reniysky has been negotiating cooperation prospects with Mindia Goradze.
However, crime unit officers came before the thieves covered all the points on the agenda. Three of the detainees turned out to be foreign citizens and might be facing deportation.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.