A court has recognized the evidence gathered by the Transbaikalian Office of the Investigative Committee sufficient to convict 5 residents of the town of Chita Elchin Sadygov, Yunis Sadygov, Nikolai Shurmanov, Pavel Tokarev and Tatyana Borisova. They were found guilty of crimes under Part 2, item “a” of Article 238 (production, storage and transportation of goods and products that do not meet safety standards in order to sell them by a group of people in conspiracy), Part 4 of Article 327.1 of the RF penal Code (use of forged federal stamps to put them on alcohol products). In addition, Elchin Sadygov was found guilty of a crime under Part 1 of Article 238 of the RF Penal Code (storage in order to sell and selling of products that do not meet safety standards).
The court and investigators have revealed that in 2015-2016 Elchin Sadygov sold industrial alcohol in Chita claiming it was for drinking. Additionally, he faked vodka by pouring diluted industrial alcohol into vodka bottles. An examination showed that the liquid was dangerous for life and health and was not meant for drinking. Sadygov had bought Antiseptin-Marat, alcohol-containing liquid in the city of Omsk and sold it in Chita. On the average the man sold up to a ton of fake alcohol per month.
In addition, since December 2015, Sadygov organized production of fake vodka made of the same industrial alcohol diluted with water. He rented a house in Central District of Chita and set up underground production of vodka there. He bought bottles, caps, labels and fake documentary stamps. Sadygov involved his nephew Yunis Sadygov, as well as Shurmanov, Tokarev and Borisova in the illegal business. They made the fake vodka and sold it from the same rented house. Sadygov sold some of the fake vodka labeled Beryozka and Rzhanaya to local shops and cafes. This way he sold more than 5 thousand bottles of fake vodka between December 2015 and April 2016.
The investigation was opened based on the materials provided by agents of the Economic Security and Corruption Department of the Interior Ministry’s Transbaikalian Office. Sadygov was detained in April 2016, and was placed in custody. Investigators searched Sadygov’s flat and garage and seized from there more than 4 tons of alcohol-containing liquid and equipment he had used to make fake vodka.
The court has sentenced Elchin Sadygov to 3 years in prison and a fine of 40 thousand rubles, Yunis Sadygov to 2.1 years in prison. Shurmanov and Tokareb have gotten 2.1 years in prison and a fine of 10 thousand rubles each, Borisova 2 years in prison.