Mara Bagdasaryan from Gelandewagen chase sentenced to community service
The Moscow Savelovsky court delivered a verdict regarding the young woman detained on November 6 on Moscow’s Leninsky Prospekt who had been involved in the chase with a Gelandewagen that belonged to a son of the Lukoil Vice-President Ruslan Shamsuarov.
The notorious street racer has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service for evading payment of administrative fines for traffic violations under Art. 20.25 of the Administrative Code, which provides punishment ranging from a fine of 1 thousand rubles up to 15 days of arrest.
According to the TASS with reference to court spokespersons, 51 files have been submitted to court proving 23-year-old Ms. Bagdasaryan committed multiple violations of road traffic rules. With this in mind, the Court could not sentence her to a money penalty.
The court ruled that Mara Bagdasaryan should perform compulsory labor in her spare time when she does not have to study or work. In case she refuses to perform forced labor, the girl will have to pay a fine from 150 to 300 thousand rubles.
The traffic police detained the offender for wrong parking yesterday, which became the grounds for an administrative material made by the officers.
Mara Bagdasaryan is known as a friend of Ruslan Shamsuarov, the son of the Lukoil Vice President, who together with others, were involved in a chase attempting to get away from the police, in May. However, the young woman was only a witness in the high-profile criminal case, after spending 10 days under arrest, while the other defendants Viktor Shamsuarov and Ruslan Uskov were sentenced to 300 hours of community service. Abduvahob Majidov, who was the forth one involved has been acquitted by the court.
Prosecutors believe the sentence is too lenient, seeking punishment for the accused who threated using violence against the authorities.
The Kuybyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg is to consider the third case against Barsukov (Kumarin), as part of which he is charged with criminal community creation. Previously, the 'night governor of St. Petersburg' had been held in the Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center. It is also reported that Barsukov is to be questioned in the case of Galina Starovoytova's murder.