Closed mode: as Sechin was interrogated on the case speaker

Closed mode: as Sechin was interrogated on the case speaker

The head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin gave evidence as a witness in the appeal case of former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev. In court he appeared at the request of prosecutors.

The Moscow city court is currently considering the appeal against sentence on a bribe former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev. The interrogation of the main witness on the case of Igor Sechin, was held behind closed doors. At a closed interrogation insisted the Prosecutor, referring to the fact that the testimony of the main witness regarding the purchase of “Bashneft”, will constitute a commercial secret of the company “Rosneft”, but the protection of the former Minister of economic development pushed for an open interrogation.

This was the first time the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, appeared in court to testify — however, journalists did not see, as he passed through the back door.

During the trial Ulyukayev him four times sent subpoenas, but the hearing, he was not referring to travel and testimony in writing.

Today the Minister was asked to allow his wife in as a public defender. “The court has received a request to allow Cravino as a public defender on appeal,” said the judge.

However, the Moscow city court has rejected the petition of the speaker.”The petition of the convicted person speaker reject because the person does not have legal knowledge, to be fully acquainted with the case, said the judge.

The trial of former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev began at the request of protection of the accused. Prior to that, Alexei Ulyukayev spent four months in the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”. In Moscow city court Ulyukayev said on good health.

Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty in December. The court sentenced him for taking bribes of $2 million from the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, which was transferred on the territory of the oil company on 14 November 2016. The bribe was received for a positive decision on privatization of “Bashneft”. About this in his testimony, said the head of the security service of “Rosneft” Oleg Feoktistov. According to him, the speaker hinted that a favorable decision on the future transaction with Bashneft depends on it.

According to the decision of the Zamoskvoretsky court, which became known on 15 December 2017, the conviction was eight years of strict regime colony and a fine of $ 130,4 million rubles is equivalent to the size of the bribe amount. Also for eight years after the release of the ex-Minister will not be able to occupy positions in the civil service. Ulyukayev was appointed to the minimum possible term under article 290 of the criminal code (part 6).

The prosecution demanded speaker for ten years in a strict regime colony.

The guilt the former Minister did not recognize. Prosecutor Boris Neporozhny called the sentence fair.

The main evidence were the audio recording of the conversation between Sechin and Ulyukaev, as well as shooting a hidden camera on the territory of “Rosneft” is visible to the machine speaker. On the day of receiving a bribe, according to the prosecution, Ulyukayev gave the bag with the designated amount. Then the car speaker detained for inspection. During the inspection found the bag with two million dollars.