Prosecutors asked for ex-deputy Zirinov 25 years in strict colony

Prosecutors asked for ex-deputy Zirinov 25 years in strict colony
Sergey Zirinov in the courtroom Photo: Vladimir Anosov / Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Sergey Zirinov and his accomplices were found guilty of banditry, illicit arm trafficking, as well as the attempted murder and murder.

In the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don the Prosecutor asked to sentence the Anapa businessman and the former Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Krai Sergey Zirinov for a term 25 years in a maximum regime penal colony. The Prosecutor also demanded to limit Zirinov's freedom for 2 years and impose a fine of 900 thousand rubles, Interfax reported.

For other defendants in the case - Karnik Aslanyan and Eduard Paladyan the state Prosecution requested 17 years, to Anastas Tilgerov - 16 years in the penal colony, as well as impose them fines ranging from 400 to 600 thousand rubles.

Earlier the jury delivered a guilty verdict against Zirinov. Three other defendants in the case - entrepreneurs Aslanyan, Paladyan and Tilgerov – were also found guilty, and the fourth - the former assistant to the Chairman of the Stavropol regional court Evgeny Aleksandrovich was justified.

Depending on the role of each accused were charged with Banditry (Article 209 of the Criminal Code), Murder of more than two persons from mercenary motives as a part of the gang (part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code), Attempted Murder (Article 30, part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code ) and Illicit Arms Trafficking (part 3 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code).

According to investigators, in 1999, under the leadership of Zirinov and Hambartsum Eyriyan (arrested in absentia, he is on the international wanted list) it was established a criminal group, at which in different stages of activity entered the employee of the court Aleksandrovich, the ex-police officer Igor Nehaenko, Aslanyan, Paladyan, Amar Suloev, Tilgerov and Dmitry Sapozhnikov, Andrey Miroshnikov.

Investigators believed that in 2002 participants of the Zirinovskaya groups killed in Anapa sanatorium Little Bay the General Director Vitaly Sadovnichy and his wife, Olga Ivankina, in 2004 – the Novorossiysk businessman Salman Nabiyev, and in 2013 they attacked the Deputy Ataman of the local Cossack society, the entrepreneur Nikolay Nesterenko, his driver Victor Zhuk was killed. All murders, according to prosecutors, were committed out of greed. However, Zhirinov considered prosecution believes all far-fetched. During the hearing, he said that at the beginning of the 2000s he invested in business development more than 300 million rubles, and that means he had neither lucrative, nor any other motive for the murder.

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