Right-hand man of runaway champion Sagid Murtazaliev sentenced to 15 years
The court found Andrei Vinogradov guilty of attempting to kill a traffic police officer and financing an illegal armed group.
Andrei Vinogradov, the former head of the Kizlyar district, Dagestan, got 15 years in prison for an attempt to kill a traffic police officer and financing an illegal armed group, reported TASS citing its journalists from the North Caucasian District Military Court.
“To sentence Vinogradov to a 15-year imprisonment in a strict-regime prison for the combination of offences that were partially added up; the verdict is final,” is the quotation of the presiding judge.
According to investigators, Vinogradov was not a loner; he had the Dagestan head of the Pension Fund, his relative, as an accomplice.
The defense lawyer of the former official intends to appeal the verdict.
Earlier it was reported that during the debates of the parties, the state prosecutor asked to sentence Vinogradov to 13 years in prison.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.