Tahi gang treasurer left jail by ratting out boss and comrades
Fedor Titov managed to release from prison on medical authority in early February after he had concluded a deal with the investigation.
The closest associate of arrested thief in law Georgy Uglava (Tahi) Fedor Titov (Tit), who was considered the treasurer in his gang, released from jail. The lawyers managed to convince the court that their client was seriously ill and could not be in custody with such a diagnose.
"Twenty-two chronic diseases, at least three of which are in the list of ailments that prohibit people from being in custody", –explained lawyer Dmitry Panfilov, protecting the interests of Titov. The most complex disease doctors have identified is a malignant tumor on the kidney.
However, according to Trans-Baikal publication Vechorka, in fact, the release of Titov from the jail was done only after he had made a deal with the investigation. Tit began to rat out all his associates, and also testified against his boss Tahi. According to sources, Titov left the jail approximately in the beginning of February.
Thief in law Tahi, who was considered underboss in Baikal and Buryatia, was detained in Moscow in 2015 at a thieves’ gathering, which Kakha Parpaliya (Kakha Galsky) also attended. Uglava was detained on charges of extortion of 400 thousand rubles ($7 thousand) from a resident of Chita in 2007. At the same time in the capital of Transbaikal there were arrested six other leaders in the criminal environment. All of them with Tahi in the lead were part of one of the largest groups in the region for the past 10 years. In particular, they monitored and coordinated the activities of Chita groups involved in burglaries and thefts of motor vehicles, followed by extortion of money as a ransom.
After Tahi was behind the bars, he became known as one of the main ideologists of AUE prison subculture. He instructed his followers to collect money in the common fund, idealizing convict life. By implementing and organizing the collection system, they began to extort money even in schools of Transbaikal and the neighboring regions.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).