The court appointed Ulyukayev minimum possible sentence, says expert

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobelka Ulyukayev after sentencing in Zamoskvoretsky court. 15 Dec 2017The court appointed Ulyukayev minimum possible sentence, says expert© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Ex-Minister Alexei Ulyukayev could not appoint conditional punishment in accordance with imputes to him a crime, told RIA Novosti lawyer, criminal lawyer Alexey Sinitsyn.

The Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow on Friday issued a decision on the most high-profile case of corruption in recent years: Ulyukayev sentenced to eight years of penal colony for bribe reception in 2 million dollars. Additionally Ulyukayev, the most high-ranking bribe taker, convicted of modern history of Russia, sentenced to a fine of 130 million rubles and eight-year ban to work in government service after his release.

«Conditional such punishment could not be as conventional (no real punishment) the punishment of deprivation of freedom can only be, if its size is less than eight years,» said Sinitsyn.

However, the offence for which was convicted of the speaker, prescribes punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term from 8 to 15 years, the expert reminded. Thus, the court has appointed eks-to the Minister the minimum possible sentence within the statutory sanctions.

«Given the fact that the Prosecutor asked to appoint punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term of ten years, and that the court usually appoints the punishment a little less than asked the Prosecutor, this sentence was quite predictable,» said Sinitsyn.

In this case the chances to remain free could have the speaker only when sentencing below the lower limit, but this must be exceptional circumstances, significantly reduce the degree of social danger of the crime, said Sinitsyn.

«If the court suddenly still acquitted the defendant and found that trying to transfer him money was without his consent, for the purpose of artificial creation of evidence of the crime, then got to the question about signs of crimes against those who organized the provocation of a bribe. Such a court would not go under any circumstances», — said the lawyer.

This verdict comes into force immediately, within ten days can be appealed, he said Sinitsyn.

As he read out the sentence to Alexey Ulyukayev — online-report RIA Novosti >>

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