Ex-Governor of Sakhalin region Khoroshavin taken to high-security prison
The former official will serve a 13-year sentence for corruption.
Ex-Governor of the Sakhalin region Aleksandr Khoroshavin has been transported to a high-security prison in the Khabarovsk region. Previously, he was in custody in a pre-trial detention center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, TASS reports referring to the press service of the Regional Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate.
“Khoroshavin has been transported to a high-security prison in the Khabarovsk region,” a source reported.
Earlier, other defendants in the case were taken to prison – Khoroshavin’s former subordinates Sergey Karepkin and Andrey Ikramov were sent from the detention facility of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to various high-security prisons.
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, Khoroshavin was detained on March 3, 2015. After that, he was dismissed from office due to loss of confidence, and a criminal case was initiated against him.
As the court ruled, in 2014, Governor Khoroshavin received bribes from 18 people in the amount of 2 million to 10 million rubles ($31,650 to $158,250) each as part of an organized crime group. In addition, the former governor ensured the reception of bribes by his subordinates; they ‘earned’ from 3 million to 10 million rubles ($47,475 to $158,250). These funds were intended to assist in the preparation and conduct of election campaigns of deputies running for the city council of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk of the fifth convocation in 2014.
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