The Moscow Regional Court sentenced Alexander Mavridi to 20 years in a strict regime colony. The defendant was charged with the murder of Vladimir Marugov, the owner of the Meat Empire, the kidnapping of lawyer Alexei Zavgorodny and extortion of his property, as well as escaping from the detention center during the investigation and other crimes. Earlier, the man expressed his desire to participate in a special operation.
The Moscow Regional Court found Alexander Mavridi guilty of all the articles incriminated to him – murder, illegal possession of weapons, kidnapping, illegal imprisonment, extortion, escape from custody and legalization of money obtained by criminal means (Articles 105, 222, 126, 127, 163, 313 and 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and sentenced him to 20 years in a strict regime colony.
During the debate, the state prosecution asked for a year more for the defendant. For six of his accomplices, the prosecutor demanded from 6 years 6 months to 16 years in prison.
Alexander Mavridi, Pasha Akhmedov, Konstantin Barsky, Ivan Turcanu, Alexander Butnaru, Denis Grozavu and Nikolai Teterya were in the dock.
Recall that the owner of the “Meat Empire” and “Ozeretsky sausages” Vladimir Marugov was killed on the night of November 2, 2020 in the village of Anosino, Istra city district, in his own bathhouse. As the investigation established, the day before, the accomplices acquired the murder weapon in one of the shopping centers in Moscow. The crime, as it turned out, was committed by Alexander Mavridi and Pasha Akhmedov.
Mavridi was detained literally the next day, during a search of his rented apartment in Strogino, the investigative team found there handcuffed to the bed of the capital’s lawyer Alexei Zavgorodny, who was guarded by Konstantin Barsky.
At the same time, it turned out that the hostage was held captive by the bandits for two years, during which, under torture, he transferred his property to them for more than 70 million rubles.
Once in the same cell of the Istra ITT, Alexander Mavridi, Ivan Turcanu, Alexander Butnaru, Denis Grozavu and Nikolay Teterya escaped from there, taking advantage of the inattention of the detention center staff (they were convicted). However, the fugitives were quickly apprehended.
Alexander Mavridi pleaded guilty and said that he plans to take part in a special operation after the verdict, joining the Wagner PMC. It can be assumed that after recent events, his plans may change.