They won’t leave Petso alone
Tatarstan Prosecutor's Office did not agree with the court's decision to release the thief in law Rezo Bukhnikashvili, who may go out 18 years earlier.
Tatarstan Prosecutor's Office is going to appeal to the Supreme Court of the Republic that ruled to release thief in law Rezo Bukhnikashvili also known as Petso. The supervising authority will send the petition today, Business Online reported.
As previously reported, the Kazan’s Privolzhsky District Court decided to release the Georgian thief in law earlier on June 15 due to an oncological disease he had been diagnosed with since it cannot be treated in the hospital for convicts in Kazan, where he is serving his term. The lawyer of the convict said Petso had been hospitalized almost immediately after he had been transferred from the Moscow jail to the Tatarstan one. Meanwhile, the Prosecutor's Office was firmly opposed to Petso’s release, since the deadly disease did not prevent the thief from violating the prison regime. For the last 3 years he has been disciplined in prison for more than 300 times.
In 2015, Petso was sentenced to 22 years of imprisonment for a burglary in a businessman's apartment in Moscow and an attempt to murder several police officers. In December 2014, the thief and three of his accomplices broke into entrepreneur’s apartment, tied the lady of the house, two women and a man. The neighbors heard the noise and called the police. When police arrived, the burglars opened fire, wounding two policemen; two Petso’s men were killed.
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.