A military court in Moscow reduced the sentence to General FSO Lopyreva

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria FSO Gennady Lopyrev. Archival photoA military court in Moscow reduced the sentence to General FSO Lopyreva© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The third District military court on Friday commuted the sentence of a former head of the security in the Caucasus, Federal security service of Russia, General Gennady Lopyreva, acquitting him of illegal arms trafficking, told RIA Novosti his lawyer Yuri Elmaset.

«The court ruled that article 222 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation reduced the term to 4 months and reduced the fine,» said the lawyer.

Thus, Lopyreva reduced the sentence to 9 years and 8 months of imprisonment and reduced the penalty from 150 to 130 million rubles.

In November Znamensky garrison military court (SGS) recognized Lopyreva guilty of bribery and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and a fine of 150 million rubles, but retained the convict to the rank of General Lieutenant.

As previously reported by SC of the Russian Federation, in respect Lopyreva was prosecuted on bribery. According to investigators, he received bribes from a number of heads of commercial structures for the overall protection at the conclusion and execution of state contracts on carrying out construction and repair works.

Bribes and ammunition

As established SGS, Lopyrev through his Deputy Yuri Zhilin got bribes from the company «the Alliance XXI Century» and «Capricorn» for «no problems» from these companies when a state contract. The court also found him guilty of illegal possession of guns and ammunition to them.

Attorney General Almashev argues that in fact there is any evidence, directly or indirectly, indicating that Lopyrev drew Zilina as a mediator, gave him instructions, and then arranged for it through monetary compensation. The case against the General, said the defender, was initiated 8 months after the death of Zilina, and all the witnesses personally and Lopyreva not familiar, just heard from Zilina that «the money come from for Lopyreva».

As for the illegal ammunition, the defendant asserts that it deposited in the safe that only the weapons that he had permission.

Protection Lopyreva considers that the General subject of justification.