Ulyanovsk Prosecutor's Office requires sentence's revision to Legislative Assembly ex-Deputy Chairman
In Ulyanovsk region the Prosecutor's Office files an appeal and insists on the revision of the sentence to the ex-Deputy Speaker of the regional Parliament, former deputy secretary of the regional political council of Edinaya Rossiay (United Russia) Alsou Balakishieva.
Earlier, the court found the former clerk guilty of bribery and fined 4.8 million rubles ($83 500). In addition, Balakisheva is deprived of the right to hold any official positions for 3 years.
According to the press service of the regional Prosecutor's Office, the agency earlier insisted on Balakishieva's guilt in bribery through intermediaries, as well as extortion in a large amount. The Prosecutor's Office demanded for her a punishment of 10 years of imprisonment with a fine of 15 million rubles ($261 000), as well as a three-year ban on working in state agencies relating to the implementation of the functions of the authority performing the organizational and regulatory, administrative and economic functions.
The former official has been accused of taking bribes from businessmen in the amount of 4.5 million rubles ($82 000). In return, she promised them an assistance with participation in tenders.
During the investigation and the subsequent trial, the woman did not admit her guilt. Moreover, she stated that this money was designed for the fund of the Edinaya Rossiya regional branch, which she headed. Her prosecution she wrote off as the provocation by the FSB.
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