Thieves in law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26261/all en UPDATE 1-Reputed organised crime boss shot dead in Russian capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Elderly "Grandpa Hassan", 75, gunned down on Moscow street</p> <p>* Served jail time in Soviet era, survived assassination bids</p> <p>By Alexei Anishchuk and Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - One of Russia's most prominent reputed crime bosses, a 75-year-old nicknamed "Grandpa Hassan" who survived time in Soviet jails and assassination attempts, was shot dead on a Moscow street on Wednesday in what may have been a turf war, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aslan Usoyan Crime Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:22:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735126 at http://www.globalpost.com Reputed organised crime boss shot dead in Russian capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - One of Russia's most prominent reputed crime bosses was shot dead on a street in central Moscow on Wednesday, law enforcement officials said, less than three years after he survived an assassination attempt.</p> <p>An unidentified gunman shot Aslan Usoyan, 75, known in the underworld of the ex-Soviet Union as "Grandpa Hassan", and he died shortly afterward in hospital, the federal Investigative Committee said. A woman suffered two gunshot wounds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aslan Usoyan Crime Law Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735140 at http://www.globalpost.com Crime boss suspects arrested at Russian birthday dinner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/crime-boss-suspects-arrested-at-russian-birthday-dinner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Four alleged crime bosses arrested in restaurant raid</p> <p>* Police say raid hits strategy meeting after slaying</p> <p>* Reputed godfather was shot dead in Moscow last week</p> <p>By Lidia Kelly and Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Police raided a restaurant near Moscow and arrested four alleged crime bosses and 19 others as they met to plan strategy after the killing of a criminal godfather known as Grandpa Hassan, the interior ministry said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/crime-boss-suspects-arrested-at-russian-birthday-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739987 at http://www.globalpost.com