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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Expert on sentencing Ulyukayev after serving slightly less than 5 years

The ex-Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who was convicted on Friday,December 15, Zamoskvoretsky district court for 8 years, theoretically, be able to be released through 4.6 years. However, it is possible, lawyers say that the appellate court will review the sentence and appoint conditional punishment.

photo: Daria Fedotova
Ulyukayev before the verdict.

– This sentence Ulyukayev was expected, after all, the ex-Minister was accused of a particularly serious crime. The judge eventually sentenced in the lower bracket. Although he could give, and conditional – said “MK” lawyer Oksana mikhalkina.

At the same time, according to her, the sentence is based on assumptions and in the European courts have Ulyukayev would have been a different fate:

– If the speaker under the same circumstances, has been tried in some European country, he would be acquitted. First, the court did not appear the main witness, his testimony has not been made public and was not announced. It is inappropriate and can only mean one thing, the sentence is based on assumptions, – said the lawyer.

See photo essay on the topic:

Ulyukayev awaiting sentencing almost dancing: images from court

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Despite the fact that chances significantly change the period almost no speaker, however, said the lawyer, on appeal, there are various options:

– I’m sure 90% that the sentence will not be changed, as there is some agreement in the higher circles regarding the timing and punishment. However, there are 10 percent that the sentence will be changed in the direction of easing. Still, the ex-Minister a huge number of services to the state, positive characteristics and he has not previously been seen in criminal acts, the lawyer said.

If the sentence remains in force, the speaker can be released already after 4.6 years.

– The speaker convicted of a particularly serious crime, therefore he can ask for parole (PAROLE) through 2/3 of the served period. This includes house arrest, under which he spent more than a year – said the lawyer.

As for strict mode, according to Mikhalkina, in Russia all men, was first convicted on felony counts, was elected this method of punishment. By the way, the lawyer says the speaker most likely go to Mordovia.

– Typically, these are sent to Mordovia. Sitting there all “light”. Many famous people, including officials, – said mikhalkina.

Read the reports from the courtroom: The speaker has a moment of insight: ex-Minister found guilty

“Thank you all”: the first words of speaker after sentencing

Now Ulyukayev will take in one of the Moscow jail where he will wait for decision of appeal. And about five days after the decision, in this case the Moscow city court, he was sent to serve his sentence.

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