Moscow court sentences Vladivostok ex-Mayor Pushkarev to 15 years in prison

Moscow court sentences Vladivostok ex-Mayor Pushkarev to 15 years in prison
Igor Pushkarev

The state prosecution asked to appoint 17 years' imprisonment.

The Tverskoy Court of Moscow sentenced the former Mayor of Vladivostok, Igor Pushkarev, to 15 years in a strict regime colony and a fine of 500.000 rubles, TASS reports. The ex-official was found guilty of creating an organized criminal group for embezzling budget funds and bribery.

The court rendered eight years of probation to brother of the former Mayor Andrey Pushkarev and ordered to pay a fine of half a million rubles. Businessman Andrey Lushnikov received the same fine and 10-year term in a high-security penal colony. In a civil suit, the court charged 143 million rubles from Igor Pushkarev.

The state prosecution asked to appoint 17 years in prison to Pushkarev, Lushnikov - 14 years, and the younger Pushkarev - eight years suspended.

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