Prosecution requests 13 years in jail and $8.5m-fine for ex-Governor of Sakhalin
The former Governor does not admit his guilt.
During the debate at the regular hearing on the case of Sakhalin region ex-Head Alexander Khoroshavin, the prosecution asked the court to appoint a penalty of 13 years’ imprisonment in a strict regime colony. Prosecutor Denis Shtunder announced this in the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court.
The required term is the result of a partial addition of penalties for the probable crimes of the ex-Governor. In addition to the conclusion, the prosecution demanded that Khoroshavin pay a fine of 500 million rubles ($8.5m).
Recall, former Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin is accused of several episodes of receiving especially large bribes. There are 8 episodes of bribery totaling 522 million rubles ($8.9m). In addition, the ex-Governor is accused of legalizing criminal proceeds.
Alexander Khoroshavin was detained in 2015. During the searches, there were confiscated a lot of jewelry, as well as a pen worth 36 million rubles ($617.800). However, he himself denies its existence.
Khoroshavin does not agree with the charges against him and completely denies his guilt.
After scaring Dagestan with inspections, arrests, and searches, the interdepartmental commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office and ICR has identified key priorities for the regional watchdog authority. After the crackdown on the old clan-based system, the management reforms became more constructive – however, another wave of criminal cases, terminations, and arrests is expected in the republic. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what other Dagestani officials are currently at risk.