Convicted ex-governor Khoroshavin illegally convoyed to Khabarovsk Krai and returned back

Convicted ex-governor Khoroshavin illegally convoyed to Khabarovsk Krai and returned back
Alexander Khoroshavin

The former Governor of the Sakhalin region was brought to Khabarovsk Krai unknown to his lawyers.

Alexander Khoroshavin, ex-Governor of the Sakhalin region, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for corruption, was illegally taken from a South Sakhalin detention center to a strict regime colony in Khabarovsk Krai, and then returned back, SakhalinMedia informs with reference to the lawyer of the former Governor, Yevgeny Balabas.

According to the lawyer, Khoroshavin was taken to Khabarovsk Krai unbeknown to his defense. This violates the norms of the Criminal Procedure and Penal Codes, since the former Head of the Sakhalin region is currently studying the materials of the second criminal case initiated against him.

Balabas told TASS that the reasons for sending Khoroshavin to the Khabarovsk colony and his return to the island were unknown. The defense sent inquiries to the investigators, the department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Sakhalin region and the South Sakhalin detention center.

Alexander Khoroshavin was detained on March 3, 2015. Afterwards, he was dismissed from his post due to loss of confidence, a criminal case was brought against him.

The court found that in 2014, Khoroshavin, being the Governor, as part of an organized group received bribes from 18 people in the amount of 2 to 10 million rubles ($31.6-158.1 thousand) each. In addition, the former Governor provided bribes to his subordinates, who 'earned' from 3 million to 10 million rubles ($47.4-158.1 thousand). These funds were intended to assist in the preparation and conduct of election campaigns in the elections of deputies of the city council of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk of the fifth convocation in 2014.

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