Putin refuses to pardon Yaroslavl ex-Mayor Urlashov

Putin refuses to pardon Yaroslavl ex-Mayor Urlashov
Yevgeny Urlashov

The former official will not file a second petition.

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not pardon ex-Mayor of Yaroslavl Yevgeny Urlashov, who was convicted for 12.5 years of imprisonment over bribery. The document on refusal has been delivered in a correctional colony №2 of Rybinsk, Kommersant writes.

Yevgeny Urlashov's representative Svetlana Yefimova told the newspaper that the convicted "did not expect another decision" because he considers his criminal case a political frame-up and does not admit guilt. The ex-Mayor will not file a second petition for pardon.

Recall that Urlashov filed a request for pardon in March this year. The profile commission recommended to reduce his sentence from 12 years and six months to nine years of imprisonment for reasons of humanity, but the Governor of the Yaroslavl region, Dmitry Mironov, gave a negative opinion on the request of the former Mayor.

The ex-Mayor was detained in July 2013. Three years later, the court found Urlashov guilty of attempted bribe-taking on an especially large scale from director of the Radostroy firm Sergey Shmelev and taking a bribe on a large scale from director general of the Yardorstroy company Eduard Avdalyan.

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