the Greek Government decided to approve the extradition to France of Georgian thief-in-law, Lasha Shushanashvili, known in criminal circles as Lasha Rustavi. On Friday, July 6, according to Associated Press.
As noted, after the extradition of the 57-year-old leader of the Georgian mafia will join other arrested criminals in the area who are already in France under investigation.
may 30 became known that Lasha Shushanashvili announced the intention to “clear his name” for my daughter, a student, who is studying at a University in Moscow.
the First court session on the extradition of “thieves in law” Lasha rustavsky, Merab, Asanidze (Chikora) and Nodar, Shukakidze (Nodo Gldani) in France was to take place on 24 April and 2 may. However, both were canceled due to the hospitalization of Shushanashvili, complained about a sudden deterioration of health.
All three of the Georgian criminal authority and about 40 natives of Georgia were detained in mid-April in Greece and in France in the Wake of a major police operation “Caucasian Normandy” (Normandie Caucase).
Lasha Shushanashvili is considered an oligarch from the world of thieves from the former Soviet Union; he was in the inner circle of a famous crime boss Aslan Usoyan (Ded Hasan). In December 2017, U.S. Treasury Department made Shushanashvili in the new sanctions list aimed at fighting against transnational criminal organization “Thieves in law”.