Titov: in 2018 closed 7 cases under article 210 of the criminal code in respect of the business

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in fotoballoon under the RF President on protection of entrepreneurs ‘ rights Boris Titov. Archival photoTitov: in 2018 closed 7 cases under article 210 of the criminal code in respect of the business© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

Seven criminal cases against businessmen under article 210 of the criminal code «Organization of criminal community» was discontinued in 2018 with the assistance of the Ombudsman under the RF President on the rights of entrepreneurs, in two cases, the convicted have changed the verdicts, announced on Tuesday, the business Ombudsman Boris Titov.

«Just this year, in the criminal sphere we have 86 achievements out of 50 cases examined at the Federal level and 36 at the regional. In seven cases it was the termination of criminal cases, when all charges were dropped, and in two cases — the modification of the judgment, it is an absolute win. Note, people have been sentence, passed the whole procedure of criminal prosecution, but, thanks to the appeal of the attention of the authorities and judicial authorities, as well as the great work of the Prosecutor, who is our assistant, justice is done», — he said at a press conference in MIA «Russia today».

He drew attention to the fact that under article 210 of the criminal code («Organization of criminal community») against employers excited every year about 100 cases.

«The biggest problem is the criminal article 159 of the criminal code («Fraud»), that can fit any action of the businessmen, even the breach of contract, and article 210 of the criminal code («Organization of criminal community) — it is used as a «reserve article,» pressure on the entrepreneur to finally release him from custody,» — said the Ombudsman under the RF President on protection of entrepreneurs ‘ rights.

Titov stressed the importance of supporting the work of the Ombudsman with non-governmental organizations and the media. «Public support and the «Association for the protection of the rights and interests of business» allows us to strengthen our powers and to make the work more efficient,» he said.

Business Ombudsman also noted that, perhaps, will appeal to the Supreme court for clarification on the application of article 210 of the criminal code.

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