In new York detained 15 citizens of Georgia who are accused of belonging to a criminal group, said the U.S. Department of justice.
According to reports, among the detainees are several so-called «thieves in law», as well as two well-known athlete – a boxer Avtandil Khurtsidze (world champion WBO) and mixed martial arts fighter Levan Makashvili, who competes in the UFC.
Relatives and colleagues of Georgian athletes in Tbilisi any affiliation Avtandil Khurtsidze and Levan Makashvili to the criminal group deny and assume that there was a misunderstanding, which in the U.S. will soon understand, said the Agency Regnum.
In total, the investigation of the case were detained 33 people.
«We indicted 33 members of a Russian organized crime group suspected of committing multiple crimes across the country. Crimes committed by the organized criminal group, include murder, robbery, hacker attack on the casino machines», – quotes the Internet-the edition «Georgia Online» attorney of Manhattan.
According to «Prime Crime», the head of the group stood a 40-year-old «thief in law» Razhdenes Sula. Most of its members lived in Brooklyn (new York).
According to the prosecution, the group operated in five States: new York, new Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Nevada.