"Thief within the law" Taras got a termless trip abroad instead of jail term
The criminal’s lawyer had already tried to release him several times due to his health condition, but failed.
As the CrimeRussia found out, by decision of softhearted judge of the Tbilisi City Court, Georgian «thief within the law» Tariel Potskhveria, also known as Taras, will soon switch plank bed for something more comfortable. On the evening of 1 June the court suspended the execution of a punishment of Taras and allowed him to leave the territory of the country for indefinite term to conduct treatment abroad.
The CrimeRussia had announced earlier that Taras, who received 6 years of imprisonment, has been fighting with cancer for some years already. The criminal’s lawyer had already tried to release him several times due to his health condition, but failed.
This time, after receiving the results of forensic medical examination the judge decided to ease life of Tariel Potskhveria.
At the moment, the thief within the law is still in Georgia, but soon he would be transferred abroad. It is unknown though – to where exactly. According to the lawyer, the Tariel’s family considering several options.
It is also interesting, that the court had not named any terms for the thief’s within the law treatment abroad. Though, as his lawyer said, if his condition is better he will come back to Georgia to continue his imprisonment. At the same time, if Potskhveria’s health state is worse or stays the same, he will continue his treatment, after providing a corresponding medical report to the court.
The day before the special services detained the head of the Special Machinery and Communication (STiS) FSO and charged him with abuse of official powers. The FSB believes that Makhonov may be complicit in a crime detected.
The long-term confrontation between respected in the criminal world thief in law Badri Koguashvili (Badri Kutaissky) and the punitive system has recently resulted in another information leak. A video (in fact, just a slide show) has been uploaded on YouTube with a narrative implying that Koguashvili – posing as a thief-in-law of the old school – violates the thieves’ code himself.