Nikita Belykh approved the sentence
The Moscow city court rejected an appeal of former Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh and his lawyers on the sentence imposed on the former official Presnensky court of Moscow in February of this year. Mr. White was convicted of receiving a bribe in the amount of €400 thousand and sentenced to eight years in prison and a heavy fine. The defence tried to prove to the court that the former Governor did not commit the crimes alleged against him, but without success.
Today the Moscow city court considers the appeal of the former Governor and his lawyer on a sentence of Presnensky court of Moscow. In February of this year, Mr. White was convicted of receiving a bribe in the amount of €400 thousand from the owner of the Kirov timber industry enterprises of Yuri Sudheimer for the overall protection and was sentenced to eight years in a strict regime colony and a fine of 48 million rubles.
In addition, the court banned former officials from holding positions in state and municipal service within three years. Note that the charge in yet another episode of bribery court the former Governor was removed.