The court session on the case of ex-mayor of Yaroslavl Eugene Urlashov, for which he was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison and a fine of 60 million rubles, was marked by scandal.
photo: Igor Karmazin
During the announcement of the verdict from the hall heard the shouts of spectators supporting policy “Bastards!”, “Jack, we believe in you!”, etc., and the Urlashov finally said that he did not agree with his incomprehensible sentence, calling his term “political order” and adding that “all revolutionaries were in prison”.
Both sides — the prosecution and defense — have already expressed their intention to appeal the verdict, and lawyers , as reported in court, the time to file the relevant papers.
In support of Urlashov was made by the head of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny, who expressed support to the ex-mayor. He recalled that he was arrested three days later after the last in the regional capital of the rally under the slogan “Against crooks and thieves”, and on a post of the head of the city came beating at the election of the representative of “United Russia”, which at the time was unique for the Russian precedent. (In 2013, the success Urlashov in Petrozavodsk were able to repeat Galina Shirshina, and later removed from the post by the deputies of the city Council.)
Navalny also posted the story about the big rally of 2013, where Urlashov says about his gubernatorial ambitions. Then the mayor began his active cooperation with the party “Civic platform” Mikhail Prokhorov (currently the businessman lost control of her and withdrew from politics), with the support of the region and other forces — the Communist party and “Fair Russia”.
Finally, the head of the FCO stated that “the entire case hinges on the testimony of a pair of deputies of United Russia, which owns the utility business,” without words could fall apart. Process Urlashov Bulk compared with its own “case of Kirovec”, a complaint which was upheld by the ECHR.
Read about the versions of the “landing” Urlashov.
Recall that, as found by the court Urlashov received two bribes from the Yaroslavl businessmen (CEOs “Radostroy and Artistry) in 14 and 17 million rubles. One of the evidence of the prosecution were records of negotiations Urlashov, where he allegedly demanded the money.
The Urlashov’s Deputy Dmitry Donskov yesterday was found not guilty, and the former adviser to the mayor Alexei Lopatin today I received 7 years in prison.
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