Russian mafia abroad
Organized criminals from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, including those from Russia, quickly gained international distinction under the name of «red» or «Russian» mafia. It already competes head-to-head with criminal world of other countries and is successfully trying to cooperate with international mafia.
A federal judge other than retired Catherine Forrest will consider the case of Razhden Shulaya, who is charged with the creation of a criminal syndicate and other crimes, in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York.
A high-profile trial of a crowned thief in the USA is nearly over. The main defendants in this case – Razhden Shulaya and former boxing champion Avtandil Khurtsidze – have been found guilty and are waiting for sentencing in jail. However, now the court does not trust the FBI informants whose testimonies constitute the evidential base as implicitly as it used to do earlier. The CrimeRussia journalist spoke with members of the initiative group in support of Shulaya in the USA and his ex-wife residing in St. Petersburg to find out whether the thief-in-law has any chance to get liberty or a minimum prison term.