Supreme Court commutes Moscow ICR former deputy head Nikandrov's sentence
In two months, the prisoner will get the right to be released on parole.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation softened the sentence of former deputy head of the Moscow Main Investigation Department of the ICR Denis Nikandrov, changing the category of the crime to a less grave one and appointing a milder charge. TASS reports about it.
On August 16, the Moscow City Court sentenced Nikandrov to 5.5 years in prison for taking a bribe of 500 thousand dollars. The defense appealed the verdict, and the Supreme Court changed the category of the crime from a particularly grave to a serious crime, and also appointed the general regime penal colony instead of a strict one. The verdict has entered into force.
Nikandrov was under arrest from July 19, 2016, until October 17, 2018. This time counts as prison terms “at the rate of one day and a half in the SIZO equals to one day in the colony.” That is, Nikandrov has already done almost 3.5 years of his time, and he will be able to apply for parole in two months.
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