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Court on Sakhalin will continue to announce the verdict to ex-governor A. Khoroshavin on Thursday - EastRussia | Far East

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Court on Sakhalin will continue to announce the verdict to ex-governor A. Khoroshavin on Thursday

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court again interrupted the reading of the verdict to former governor of Sakhalin Oblast Alexander Khoroshavin and three of his former subordinates who, as accomplices, are in the case of bribes and money laundering. The announcement today lasted the second day, Judge Elena Polikina will continue on Thursday from 10.00 local time, EastRussia was told in court.

Earlier it was reported that in the debate the prosecution asked the court to convict the defendants and bring a penalty in the form of real terms of imprisonment, including for the ex-governor requested 13 years of strict regime colony with a fine of 500 million rubles. For his former adviser Sergei Ikramov - 9,5 years, for the former deputy governor of the region Sergey Karepkin - 8 years, for ex-Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Borisov - 7 years. The first three faults do not recognize, their defense insisted that the defendants should be acquitted in all episodes because of the lack of evidence of the accusation, built "on conjectures and assumptions". Nikolai Borisov, who is 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 trial of former governor of Sakhalin Alexander Khoroshavin and his former subordinates lasts in the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city court from 6 March 2017. They are accused of nine episodes of taking bribes (part 5, 6 article 290 UK) and money laundering (Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The total amount of bribes, according to the investigation, is about 522 million rubles. The case file contains 160 volumes.