“Gladiator with a cardboard sword”: the speaker acted with the last word
Former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of receiving a bribe in 2 million dollars from the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, spoke in court with the last word, which once described his job as a provocation, Sechin called “a specialist in the turning of Affairs”.
The last word the speaker began by saying that once again refused to admit guilt. He believes that he committed monstrous provocation.
“This is an amazing result. The victim becomes a witness, and then dissolving somewhere between Khanty-Mansiysk and Rome, Ulyukayev said. — And there was only the smell of sulfur”. Sechin he called “a specialist in turning stuff, smelly stuff”.
This process has aroused great interest of the audience — a middle-aged Gladiator with a cardboard sword fighting off the very real guns. The bell may ring at any of the spectators is now easy: bag, basket, poorly shot video — three clicks and you’re done.Alexei Ulyukayev
According to him, the beneficiary of the process is obvious, and the prosecution tried to sew the black thing with white thread. “When I said Monday that I had fun listening to the charges, someone might think that I went to the roof. Claim: the roof did not go”, — added ex-the Minister.
“Imagine you have a friend-the official who you do not like, you walk and you tell him — hold portfolio, my shoelace is untied. What could be in the bag of money? Or the prosecution believes that the defendant has points with x-ray vision? — it asked a question.
Ulyukayev said that pleads guilty only that did is woefully small, that often compromises, hypocrisy, took some presents and he did them.
Forgive me, people. I am guilty before you. I’ve changed my mind this year. The rest of my life I will devote to defending the interests of the people.Alexei Ulyukayev
After the meeting, Ulyukayev said even on some questions of journalists. “Arms, legs is, well, how do bad moods come from” — he joked in response to the question about the mood. The question is whether his optimism about the sentence, Ulyukayev said that he is optimistic about life.
The court will announce the verdict in the case of Alexei Ulyukayev 15 Dec.
The prosecution asked for the official 10 years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony, the defense insists that his guilt has not been proved and it must be justified.
Thursday was also made replicas of the parties to the process. The so-called objections to the statements made by the parties during the judicial debate. Prosecutors in his remarks he insisted that the guilt of the defendant in the course of the process was proven.
The prosecution called comical version of protection, claiming that the speaker did not know about the contents received from Sechin bags. According to prosecutors, the behavior of the defendant at the time of receipt of the bag shows only one thing — he knew that there is money.
The prosecution also said the defense contradicted itself — on the one lawyers have referred to the materials of the case, such as transcript of conversation of the speaker with Sechin has told that this transcript was obtained illegally.
The Prosecutor’s office considers untenable the statement of defence, according to which the actions Sechin was a provocation. The prosecution believes that there is no doubt that the crime was committed in the form of receiving bribes or that he was made the speaker.
“Really scary, when a man with a spotless record and reputation, with all the benefits, it becomes such a way as the crime of bribery,” said Prosecutor Paul Filipchuk.
Another representative of the Prosecutor’s office, Boris Neporozhny, said that he did not want to make a replica, but the defense made their arguments in the debate gave him no choice. He questioned the speaker, who said in the debate that Sechin allegedly wanted to eliminate it as a potential criticism.