The court found speaker guilty of bribery

The court found speaker guilty of bribery

Former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of receiving a bribe of $2 million. This decision was made on Friday the Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow, the correspondent of “Vedomosti” from the courtroom. At the time of publication, the judge continued to pass sentence.

The prosecution asked for the speaker’s 10 years of strict regime colony and a fine of 500 million rubles Defense to justify the ex-Minister.

Ulyukayev personally received a bribe — judge

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The speaker was arrested in November 2016. He is accused of receiving a bribe from “Rosneft”. According to investigators, the Minister asked for a positive rating, which allowed oil companies to purchase state-owned shares “Bashneft”. Speaker was detained after a meeting with CEO of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin. In the car of a Minister was discovered with a bag marked with the investigators bills. The case against the speaker was filed under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (bribery in especially large size).

Ulyukayev denied the allegations. The last word in court he stated that he “was made a monstrous provocation” and compared the process with the circus.

Ex-defense Minister insisted that the fact that the requirements Ulyukaev money was never proved. Lawyer Timothy Gridnev said that it was created by artificial conditions for provocation of bribes.