Lawyers of suspended Yaroslavl Mayor failed to attach new evidence to case
The application of lawyers of Evgeny Urlashov, who is convicted of multimillion-dollar bribes, was rejected by the court.
The Judicial Board on criminal cases at the Yaroslavl Regional Court rejected the petition of suspended Head of the Yaroslavl Evgeny Urlashov. Lawyers of the official insisted on the inclusion a new evidence in the criminal case of corruption, but the prosecution objected to satisfy the decision’s appeal, the press service of the Yaroslavl Regional Court reported.
Recall, in August 2016, the Kirov district court of Yaroslavl found Urlashov guilty of accepting large bribes, the official sentenced to 12.5 years in colony, as well as the payment of approximately 60 million rubles. Former adviser to the Mayor Alexey Lopatin, who was the second defendant in the case, was sentenced to seven years in prison, the third helper, Deputy of Urlashov Dmitry Donskoy, was justified.
According to investigators, Urlashov, who was elected the Mayor of Yaroslavl in 2012, along with the advisor and deputy extorted 18 million rubles from director of Radostroy Sergey Shmelev, whose company worked on upkeep of Yaroslavl’s roads. Another bribe of 17 million rubles Urlashov received from general director of Yardostroy Eduard Avdalyan.
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