Ex-senator Alikhanov got six years of colony for swindle
In addition, the former member of Federation Council was fine 700 thousand rubles ($11 thousand).
Court has announced a verdict within the case against ex-senator and deputy of the parliament of Karelia, Devletkhan Alikhanov. He was found guilty of swindle, Interfax reports.
According to the judgment, the former member of the Federation Council was sentenced to six years in a colony, as well as a fine of 700 thousand rubles ($11 thousand) and 8 million rubles ($136 thousand) according to the civil suit of the administration of Petrozavodsk town.
According to investigators, the senator organised a criminal scheme by means of which he deceived the management of the Karelian Sberbank branch and officials of the mayor's office, obtaining 13 privatized rooms through figureheads on underestimated price. As a result, damage in 8 million rubles ($136 thousand) has been caused to the city budget.
Alikhanov did not admit his guilt, calling the case a political order from the leadership of Karelia.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.