Court has recognized evidence gathered by First Department of the Moscow Central Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee sufficient to convict Eduard Tagiryanov, Albert Khuzin and Oleg Datsko. They were found guilty of a crime under part 3 of article 30, part 2 of article 105 of the RF Criminal Code (attempted murder).
The court and investigation have found that in late 1995 in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny one of the most dangerous and ruthless gangs of the present – “tagiryanovskaya” – was set up. It was established and headed by Eduard Tagiryanov with previous convictions. The gang committed more than 20 murders, dozens of serious and especially serious crimes. One of the purpose for which the gang had been set up was keeping control over businessmen and their involvement in Tagiryanov’s business projects of producing and selling alcoholic production. One of the businessmen Tagiryanov involved in joint business was Oleg Belov. Later when Tagiryanov and few of gang members had moved to Moscow, Belov organized his own business connected with purchase of spare parts for Kamaz and other heavy trucks. In late 1997, Belov informed Tagiryanov, who continued controlling businessmen in Naberezhnye Chelny, about the fact that some people, having promised to supply spare parts for 100 thousand US dollars, had got money and disappeared. In this connection Tagiryanov ordered his right hand – Gennady Bezuglov to find the scoundrels and force them to give back the money. To tackle this task Bezuglov involved Datsko, Khuzin and Sergey Babkov. The accomplices picked up a trail of a businessman Alexander Braylovsky, who had not organized the delivery of spare parts and disappeared with the money. Then Tagiryanov flew in Naberezhnye Chelny from Moscow, met with local criminal figures and agreed with them so that they would have organized meeting with Braylovsky to resolve the situation with the debt. In February 1998, at a meeting with Tagiryanov Braylovsky had refused to return the stolen money and Tagiryanov ordered Bezuglov to organize murder of the businessman. He involved Aleksey Novikov, who having received the gun, during three days was watching Braylovsky in the lobby of the hotel Central House of a Tourist in Moscow. When the businessman didn’t show up, Datsko and Khuzin, who also had to have killed the businessman, arrived from Naberezhnye Chelny to Moscow. On 13 February 1998, at a parking lot of the hotel Central House of a Tourist, after long waiting, Khuzin shot Braylovsky and his acquaintance Anatily Adelshin, who accidentaly was near, from a 5.45 mm caliber. However, during the fire the gun stalled and Adelshin wounded in his shoulder managed to escape. Trying to finish Braylovsky off Khusin hit him several times on the head with a gun handle, but fearing to be detained at the crime scene he escaped the scene. The victims were timely treated and survived.
In 2003 Tagiryanov and large majority of his gang were detained, and in 2007 were sentenced to long terms in prison, the leader of the gang and three active members – to life in prison.
The court sentenced Tagiryanov and Datsko by cumulative sentence to life in prison, Khzin – to 25 years in prison.
Aleksey Novikov died in early 2000s, Gennady Bezuglov had pleaded guilty and a criminal case against him was severed into a separate lawsuit. In July 2012, he was found guilty.