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Court on Sakhalin completes sentencing sentence to ex-governor A. Khoroshavin

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court on Friday morning resumed reading the sentence of the former governor of the Sakhalin region, Alexander Khoroshavin and three of his former subordinates, who as accomplices are in the case of bribery and money laundering. The announcement lasts for the fourth day, and today the announcement of the operative part is expected.

Earlier in the verdict, the accusation was made on eight episodes of obtaining bribes and an episode of money laundering, as well as an assessment of the evidence submitted by the parties to the process. On Thursday, Judge Elena Polikina went on to announce the findings of the case. Thus, the court found the initiation of criminal cases justified and lawful, rejected the claims of the defense to the quality of the examinations conducted in the framework of the investigation, did not recognize the wiretapping of Governor Alexander Horoshavin's cabinet.

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.