St. Petersburg: court won’t revoke driver’s license of former minister’s ex-wife
The former wife of ex-Head of the Ministry of Communications Leonid Reyman, guilty of causing an accident with injuries of moderate severity, has gotten off with a small fine.
The Sestroretsky Court of St. Petersburg has found the former wife of ex-Head of the Ministry of Communications Leonid Reyman, Yulia Poltavskaya, guilty of a car accident with driving on the wrong side of the road. The accident resulted in moderate injuries of the victim. However, it seems that the Court can claim the title of the most humane court in the world. Despite the fact that the charge provides for the deprivation of a driver's license, it was decided not to revoke it. The Mercedes owner was given a fine of 20 thousand rubles ($319). Judging by Poltavskaya’s social networks account, such a fine is nothing for the woman. In the pictures posted on social networks, the former minister’s ex-wife is posing against the background of chic interiors of what seems to be her own country house; she also has pictures of a boat trip in Denmark. It appears that the woman likes to travel around Europe, although she does it by bike.
To recall, the accident took place a year ago. Driving her Mercedes, Yulia Poltavskaya swerved into oncoming traffic near the Repino village and crashed into an Audi belonging to an employee of the Higher School of Economics. The victim was hospitalized with a fracture of the foot and a chest injury. Poltavskaya did not admit guilt during the proceedings.
Her ex-husband, Leonid Reyman, used to head the Ministry of Communications until 2008, and then worked as Presidential Adviser for two years.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.