The Razhdenes CHULA accused of extortion and ties to organized crime
Criminal authority from Russia Razhdenes CHULA sentenced to 45 years in prison on charges of fraud, extortion and links to organized crime. This is stated in a statement on Thursday, the Prosecutor’s office for the southern district of new York.
“Judge Loretta Preska sentenced “the thief in the law” Razhdenes to Sholay to 45 years in prison”, – stated in the message. As it says, in June this year, the 41-year-old Sholay was convicted of extortion and other crimes related to criminal Association operating in the States of new York, new Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and abroad. In September in the United States in this case to 10 years in prison was sentenced by Georgian ex-world Boxing champion Avtandil Khurtsidze.
In addition to the prison term, Shula also sentenced to pay compensation for damages in the amount of $ 550 thousand and confiscation of property worth over 2.16 million dollars. In addition, after his release from prison he will be required to have at least three years under special police surveillance.
Shula was arrested in June last year, in the U.S. state of Nevada. Then the Prosecutor’s office issued a statement which referred to the indictment of more than 30 people from the countries of the former Soviet Union of involvement in organized crime. As noted, these persons were linked to the group, the leaders of which were Sola and Zurab Janashvili.
As indicated in the documents of the Prosecutor’s office, the last place of residence Shulai was an American Edgewater (new Jersey), prior to that, he lived in St. Petersburg. The Agency did not specify whether he has entered in the United States, a Russian who is wanted, legally. Earlier, the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Washington confirmed to TASS that Shula has Russian citizenship. As he said, Shula “is wanted in Russia and by Interpol”.
Immigrants from the former Soviet Union, involved in this case, accused by US authorities of extortion, fraud, kidnapping, money laundering, crimes related to drugs and firearms. According to prosecutors, the defendants worked with the Russian and Georgian organized criminal groups. In operations on detention of these persons and the evidence was attended by members of the NYPD, FBI, and immigration and customs enforcement of the United States.
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