The name of Alexei Pichugin, "black" (ie officially nezaregitrirovannogo) real estate manager, according to some data unlawfully real estate, began to appear in the media only in 2004 - almost a year after it was attacked. Of course the crime was committed in Moscow on the night of 11 November 2003 in the area of ??Frunze Embankment. Pichugin was in his car when the killer has released four bullets into him. Rieter was wounded, but he got to the hospital, where he was assisted.
In late summer 2004, when the Prosecutor General`s Office arrested the suspected killers of the chief editor of the Russian version of Forbes magazine, Paul Klebnikov (the journalist was shot to death on July 9 at the exit from the editorial office), Pichugin identified one of the detainees, Kazbek Dukuzov, shoot him human. At the same time, according to media reports, real estate agent for the first time said that his death was interested in a Moscow notary Fail Sadretdinov.
According to investigators, in 2002 he created the Moscow Sadretdinov criminal association to commit extortion and murder for hire. The community includes Kazbek and Magomed Dukuzov, Magomed Edilsultanov and familiar Dukuzov Musa Vakhaev. The prosecutor`s office considered that it is to this community and addressed the 2004 murder of Klebnikov customer.
Investigators considered ordering the murder of Klebnikov Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev - Chechens, who in the early 1990s, was convicted for robbery, was later released by the then leader of the unrecognized Republic of Ichkeria Dzhokhar Dudayev became his deputy for security, and - the head of Ichkeria intelligence. Dukuzov and Vakhayev called an immediate consequence of the performers.
Dukuzov was detained in Minsk on November 17, 2004 and soon extradited to Russia. Two days later Vakhaev was detained in Moscow. Both, in addition to charges of murdering Klebnikov, was charged with attempted Pichugin. Sadretdinov was arrested in July 2005.
January 10, 2006 godanachalis hearings on Klebnikov`s murder. The hearings were held behind closed doors. His guilt did not recognize the accused, and 6 May 2006 the court acquitted all three.
May 15, 2006, the General Prosecutor`s Office appealed against the verdict to the Supreme Court. November 9, 2006 the Supreme Court overturned the acquittal. December 19 the media reported that Sadretdinov tried to hang himself in a cell, and then was sent to the psychiatric ward of the prison hospital. By the end of January 2007 the date of the hearing on the case of the assassination of Pichugin was not called. Date new hearing on the murder of Klebnikov also has not yet been determined.