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Sakhalin ex-governor Khoroshavin was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment and fined 500 million rubles. - EastRussia | Far East






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Sakhalin ex-governor Khoroshavin was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment and fined 500 million rubles.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court on Friday found guilty of bribery and money laundering and sentenced to significant real terms the former governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Horoshavin and two of his former subordinates, another accomplice - to a fine, told EastRussia in court. The announcement of the verdict took the whole working week.

Ex-governor of Sakhalin, Alexander Khoroshavin, was sentenced to 13 years in a strict-security prison and a fine of 500 million rubles. He is also deprived of state awards and the right to hold state debts for five years after his release. His former adviser Andrei Ikramov received 9,5 years of a strict-regime colony and a fine of 176 million rubles. Former deputy governor Sergei Karepkin sentenced to 8 years of a strict-security colony and a fine of 4 million rubles. All these decisions correspond to the wishes of the state prosecution expressed in the debate. Ex-Minister of Agriculture of the region Nikolai Borisov fined by the court for 4,5 million rubles, but taking into account the house arrest will pay 2,5 million rubles. The prosecutor's office asked him for a seven-year sentence.

As reported, the first three faults were not recognized, their defense sought justification for all episodes because of the lack of evidence of the accusation, "built on speculation and assumptions." Nikolai Borisov, who was under house arrest, admitted guilt partially, his lawyer asked the court not to deprive the client of freedom and take into account the plight of the family when determining the amount of the fine.

The verdict has not entered into legal force yet and can be appealed in higher instance - the regional court of Sakhalin.

The trial of former governor of Sakhalin Alexander Khoroshavin and his former subordinates lasted in the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city court from 6 March 2017. They were accused of nine episodes of receiving bribes (part 5, 6 article 290 UK) and money laundering (Article 174.1 RF Criminal Code). The total amount of bribes, according to the investigation, was about 522 million rubles. The case file contains 160 volumes.