The Moscow City Court sentenced thief in law Irakli Dzhabua, known in criminal circles as Ika Rostovsky, to 9.5 years in a special regime colony. The criminal authority was found guilty of occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy.
According to the investigation, 36-year-old Jabua received the status of a thief in law in August 2014. The newly minted crime boss took control of the Moscow and Rostov regions, as well as the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
There is already one conviction in Jabua’s criminal biography. In 2016, he received a prison term on the verdict of the Lyubertsy City Court of the Moscow Region, the acquisition and possession of drugs on a large scale.
According to some sources, Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) took part in the “coronation” of Irakli Jabua. True, there is also information that Jabua was “de-crowned” a few years later.
In any case, the investigation insisted on recognizing the defendant as guilty of occupying a higher position in the criminal hierarchy (Article 210.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The sanction of this article provides for a penalty of 8 to 15 years.
By the way, they managed to detain the tycoon of the underworld on July 22, 2019 at the Domodedovo airport, from where Jabua tried to fly to Turkey with a fake passport in the name of an Armenian citizen. From the moment of his arrest, he was under arrest.
In court, the state prosecutor demanded 12 years in a special regime colony for Ika Rostovsky. He himself did not admit guilt, and the defense insisted on an acquittal. As a result, the Moscow City Court imposed a sentence close to the minimum – 9.5 years in prison.
In addition, Jabua was found guilty of attempted illegal crossing of the state border and the use of a forged passport (part 3 of article 327 and part 3 of article 30, part 1 of article 322 of the Criminal Code). However, in this part, he was released from punishment due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.