Сourt overtunes decision to release Revda underboss
Nikolay Smovzh, sentenced to 19 years' imprisonment, spent only two years and was released out of a serious illness.
The Sverdlovsk Regional Court granted the request of the Prosecutor's Office and quashed the lower court's decision to release Nikolay Smovzh, a Revda businessman, known as Revda underboss or Palych.
Judicial materials are sent to a new trial by another court of first instance, the regional court states.
As The CrimeRussia had previously reported, the Verkh-Isetsky District Court of Yekaterinburg granted the motion of Smovzh to release him out of a serious illness on March 23. In 2016, the Sverdlovsk Regional Court sentenced him to 19 years in a strict-regime colony for organizing and participating in the murder.
According to the investigation, In 2004, Smovzh with the support of his allies shot two people near the Revda’s cafe Pampas. One managed to survive. Finally, in 2007, the fighters of authority beat a local resident to death. In 1993, his allies shot two opponents of Smovzh from the rifle and pistol in the Evropa cafe.
Palych is considered ally of thief in law Temuri Mirzoev (Timur Sverdlovsky). After the death of the kingpin, the clean-up of his colleagues, one of whom was Nikolay Smovzh, began. He was detained in the office of the largest shopping center in Revda Kvartal.