Takhi’s gang committed 120 crimes?
Gang members are accused of extortion and car theft.
Employees of the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Trans-Baikal region sent a criminal case against 10 participants of the organized crime group, which were gang members of well-known thief in law Georgy Uglava, better known as Takhi. Members of the gang are accused of carjacking and extortion.
"To disclose the thefts and the carjacking committed in Chita in the period from 2006 to 2010, a special investigative and operational team was organized. In early 2015, on suspicion of committing crimes, participants of an organized group that is a structural subdivision of a criminal community led by so-called thief in law Georgy Uglava were detained," the press service of the regional MIA reported.
As the agency informed, the investigation of the criminal case was conducted for more than 2 years. During this time, 25 searches were conducted and more than 300 witnesses were interviewed. The guilt of the gang participants in 120 crimes was proved. The total damage from the actions of the suspects amounted to about 10 million rubles ($168.800). It was possible to return some of the stolen cars to the owners.
At present, members of the gang are kept in custody. The criminal case under the article Extortion has already been sent to court. If the guilt of suspects is proven, then they face up to 15 years of imprisonment only under this article.
Leader of the gang Takhi was detained in Moscow and convicted in Chita for other crimes. In the summer of 2016, the Central District Court of Chita recognized Uglava guilty of the threat of murder to the investigator and sentenced him to a fine of 120.000 rubles. In April 2017, the Central District Court of Chita sentenced him to 3.5 years in prison for extortion. The kingpin is assured to that it was a frame-up, and he was not guilty. He filed an appeal, which was soon rejected by the Trans-Baikal Regional Court.