Moscow City Court canceled decision on 16-million-ruble penalty for Kirovles case defendants
Figurants in the case are Alexey Navalny, Petr Ofitserov and Vyacheslav Opalev.
The Moscow City Court canceled the Nikulinsky Court of Moscow decision on 16-million-ruble penalty for Alexey Navalny and two other defendants in the Kirovles case over embezzlement, initiated on the company’s claim. This was reported by the court press service to TASS.
"The Court of Appeal canceled the decision of the court of first instance, denying satisfaction of the plaintiff’s claims," - said a representative of the court.
On October 23, 2015 the Nikulinsky Court of Moscow satisfied the company’s claim and ruled out a 16-million-ruble compensation for the damage made by convicted Alexey Navalny, Petr Ofitserov and Kirovles ex-CEO Vyacheslav Opalev.
On July 18, 2013 the Leninsky Court of Kirov found Navalny and former head of the Vyatka forest company Peter Ofitserov guilty of property embezzlement of the Kirovles. Navalny was convicted to five years of suspended sentence, Ofitserov - to four years. On December 24, 2012 Opalev was also sentenced to four years of suspended sentence.
On 16 November, 2016 the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Russia canceled the verdict against Navalny and Ofitserov, and sent the case for reconsideration in the court of the Kirov region in connection with new circumstances. The Presidium of the Supreme Court carried out investigation, basing on the decision of the ECHR, which had found violation of the right on fair trial in the case.
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