organized crime

Mafia has been contained, claims Georgia’s prison minister

By | August 23rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prison Minister Sozar Subari. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prison Minister Sozar Subari on Friday responded to accusations made by the National Movement yesterday that the government has allowed the mafia to make a comeback in Georgian prisons. Prisoners with influence over other inmates, called supervisors, […]

Mafia controls Georgia’s prisons, claims Saakashvili’s party

By | August 23rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The National Movement blames the government for allowing the mafia to run the prisons in Georgia. Mikheil Ghurtskhaia, spokesperson for the Prison Ministry, does not deny that criminals have power in the prisons, but told DF Watch that when UNM was in […]

Body of Georgian mafia boss sent back to Moscow

By | January 20th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Aslan Usoyan, or Ded Hassan (“Grandpa Hassan”), was shot and killed in Moscow January 16, 2013. TBILISI, DFWatch — The body of a mafia boss who was killed in Moscow was on a plane to Georgia to be buried, but had to be sent back after Tbilisi refused to let it in. Aslan Usoyan, better known as Ded Hassan (Grandpa Hassan), a 76 year-old mafia boss was shot in […]

21 Georgians detained in France for bank card theft

By | January 15th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — French gendarmes have detained 21 Georgians suspected of cooperation with Russian mafia. According to reports in French media, they are accused of stealing hundreds of bank cards and attempting to break into accounts and steal money. The operation […]

Georgian burglar ring busted in Spain

By | June 19th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Spanish police have busted a ring of suspected Georgian burglars. The website Crime Scene Spain reports that police suspect the ring of having broken into homes and stolen valuables. Among sixteen people arrested, four were women. One was from […]