On Monday, September 28, the Salavat court put an end to the high-profile story of the “Bashkir Bonnie and Clyde”, who managed to steal about 25 million rubles from the bank for a couple. Luiza Khairullina, a simple cashier, who took out bills in her purse for several years, received five years in a general regime colony. The mastermind of the robbery of the century, Marat Khairullin, received a year more.
Recall that the loss of 25.4 million rubles in the Salavat branch of Rosselkhozbank was noticed in May last year. The security service quickly established that senior cashier Luiza Khairullina could be involved in the theft. Law enforcement officers visited the cashier’s home, but they found no one in the apartment. The neighbors said that the Khairullins couple fled with their children, leaving all household appliances, furniture, personal belongings in the apartment. And only a month later, in July 2019, the “Bashkir Bonnie and Clyde” were found in a rented apartment in Kazan. The Khairullins were returned home. The senior cashier was sent to await trial in a pre-trial detention center, and the man was ordered to be under house arrest.
When the investigators began to investigate, it turned out that the ideological mastermind of the crime was in fact a man. The apparently prosperous family had debts on loans, because its head squandered his earnings on rates. When the family budget cracked, Marat began to ask his mistress to take out some money from the cashier. The first time, in 2017, Louise took out 50 thousand rubles, then 100. Appetites increased: if at first the senior cashier took money in rubles, then later the currency – euros and dollars – was used. Sometimes a woman gave her husband money right at the workplace, where he came under the guise of a bank client. As Marat himself later admitted, “his wife followed his lead.” The woman herself explained that “she did not strive for luxury, did not buy anything for herself and gave all the money to her husband.” As a result, when not a penny was left at the box office, the couple decided to flee.
The husband of the kidnapper of millions was at first a witness, but after the revelations on a popular talk show, his status changed and the man became an accomplice. On the air of the program, which, by the way, generously pays for participation, the man said that he had lost all 25 million rubles. However, after the program, having received his fee, the man backed down and said that allegedly his wife’s lawyers had advised him to “confess” his guilt.
The announcement of the Khairullin’s verdict in the Salavat Court on Monday began in the afternoon and lasted more than an hour. The first to arrive at the meeting was Marat, who was under house arrest. The man was in a cheerful frame of mind. And Louise who arrived under escort, according to eyewitnesses, sighed heavily. By the way, many local journalists who followed the process noted that Louise became paradoxically prettier in the pretrial detention center – the woman threw off about 15 kilograms, let go of her braid …
Both hoped that the court would give them suspended sentences, despite the fact that the prosecutor asked for real ones. Perhaps that is why the woman could not restrain herself and burst into tears after the announcement of the terms. The man, who was taken into custody right in the courtroom, also barely contained his emotions. Already in the cage, he asked journalists not to interfere in his life.
“We’ll figure it out somehow without you,” the convict rapped out, answering a question from correspondents who were interested in the further fate of the Khairullins’ minor children. By the way, now Louise’s father enters the schoolchildren, on whom real trials rained down – first, his daughter went to prison, then his wife died.
As for the stolen money, according to Louise’s lawyer, she has already made an attempt to start making damages. Marat only promised that he would return the stolen goods.