Prosecutor's Office asks nine years for Nizhnekamsk MP, who extorted bribe from State Duma deputy

Prosecutor's Office asks nine years for Nizhnekamsk MP, who extorted bribe from State Duma deputy
Nizhnekamsk Deputy of the City Council from the Communists of Russia Nikolay Maksimov Photo: Idel.Realii

According to the prosecution, Nikolay Maximov was trying to get 1.8 million rubles from Edinaya Rossiya member Airat Khairullin on the eve of elections in exchange for compromising.

The Prosecutor's Office requested nine years in colony for Nizhnekamsk Deputy from the Communists of Russia of the City Council Nikolay Maximov. The MP is accused of 1.8 million rubles extortion from Edinaya Rossiya member Airat Khairullin, who was elected to the State Duma from Tatarstan in September 2016.

According to the materials of the case, the Communist began to publish a newspaper, which involved information defaming the reputation of Khairullin and his brother Ilshat Khairullin (both owned large holdings in Tatarstan - Edelweiss Group and Krasny Vostok Agro). Nikolay Maksimov tried to sell the print run with compromising on Khairullin on the eve of elections.

Maximov himself does not plead guilty and claims that his proposal had a commercial nature. The oppositionist presented the court signatures of more than 1 thousand residents of Nizhnekamsk demanding "to stop a frame-up."

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