Protection of the defendant in the case of Khoroshavin asks to reclassify the charge

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Protection ex-the Minister of agriculture, trade and food of the Sakhalin oblast Nikolay Borisov, which is a criminal case ex-the Governor Alexander Horoshavin, the debate asked court to retrain actions of her client from receiving a bribe in aiding and abetting the receipt of bribes and punishment, not connected with the real conclusion, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

Lawyer Olga Druzhinin considers that the punishment, which suggested that Borisov Prosecutor, too serious – 7 years in a strict regime colony and a fine equal to twice the size of the bribe.

«My client only fulfilled the request of his direct supervisor (Deputy Chairman of the government of the region) Sergey Karepkin, because he was afraid of dismissal. Yes, he was in the office Karepkin, where he told him that soon elections, and the Governor is loyal to agriculture, and therefore need to speak to entrepreneurs about money in the elections. Borisov knew on Sakhalin only Zubakhina (initiator of the construction of a pig farm), so I told him the request Karepkin,» said Druzhinin.

She added that Borisov pleads guilty to that transferred money from Zubakhina Caracino, but he didn’t leave anything and not even counted the money.

According to the lawyer, in collusion with Mr. Karakonam and Khoroshavin Borisov did not participate. He only followed the instructions of the direct supervisor Karepkin, from which depended his fate.

«Why persons who occupy different positions in the case, in fact, receive the same punishment, the one guilty, the other is not a strange situation. I think that is too harsh a punishment for my client. We weren’t expecting miracles from this process and leniency from the side of the prosecution, but the sentence, which was sounded by the state, we were surprised,» said Druzhinin.

She asked the court to consider that her client has not been previously convicted, helped the investigation, partially admitted his guilt, and his personal contribution to agricultural activities, the presence of a number of diseases.

«Dependent on the Borisov wife and disabled son. The family is in dire financial Straits, except for loans and debt Borisov for public office earned nothing. His wife to feed his family, forced to work 12 hours a day, seven days a week. The penalty will doom the family. Please assign a punishment, not connected with real imprisonment», — said the lawyer.