Ex-Governor of the Jewish Autonomous region Vinnikov not pleaded guilty in court

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Ex-Governor EAO Alexander Vinnikov, who was accused of instigating the procurement of medical equipment at inflated price, at the first court hearing in his case not pleaded guilty, told RIA Novosti the representative of the Birobidzhan district court.

Vinnikov was charged under part 4 of article 33, part 2 of article 285 of the Criminal code for «incitement to abuse official powers». According to investigators, from March 2014 to may 2015, he gave the head of the Department of health guidance to purchasing on auction medical equipment for the Oncology center at an inflated price. The ex-Governor waited for the court under house arrest. Thursday Birobidzhan court began hearing the case.

«On first hearing, Vinnikov not pleaded guilty. Following session on business will take place at 9.30 am on 15 November,» — said the source.

Vinnikov held the post of Governor of the Jewish Autonomous region from 25 February 2010 to 24 February 2015.

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