“We have completed familiarization with the case and filed a motion to dismiss, because we believe that in the Bulk actions there is no crime structure”, — said on Friday, “RIA Novosti” the lawyer Bulk Vadim Kobzev.
According to him, in case of rejection of application for termination of the case materials will be transferred to the Prosecutor for approval of the indictment, and then to the court for consideration on the merits.
The basis for excitation of criminal case on slander was the statement Karpov about the publications on the website Navalny. In them, says a former investigator used information from the movie “the untouchables”, which contains allegations implicating Karpov in the death of employee of Fund Hermitage Capital of Sergei Magnitsky in 2009, as well as links to this movie.
As noted Karpov, the decision of the Meshchansky court of Moscow from March 10, 2016 information from the movie “the untouchables” was found to be false and discrediting his honor and dignity.
Protection Navalny tried in court to achieve recognition illegal criminal case for libel, but was refused in the district, and appellate. She insisted that the investigator was not sufficient grounds for a ruling on initiation of proceedings. “The Ordinance vague, the text does not contain data indicating signs of a crime, and the criminal from the point of view of an inquiry action Bulk it does not describe”, — said earlier Kobzev.
Penalties under part 2 and part 5 of article 128.1 of the criminal code (defamation contained in the media, and libel combined with accusation of committing serious or especially serious crimes) punishable with a fine in the amount of up to 5 million rubles or obligatory works for the term up to 480 hours.
The investigator Karpov in 2008, led the investigation related to tax evasion by the firm “cameo”, which was a client of the investment Fund Hermitage Capital of William Browder. The investigation claimed that Browder’s Fund withdrew from the Russian budget more than RUB 5 billion Fund Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky accused of involvement in the withdrawal. He was arrested and a year later died in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”.
However, Browder claims that Magnitsky was arrested after he exposed corruption schemes to which, according to him, were involved in carp and other employees of the MIA of Russia. In 2013, the U.S. Treasury has included Karpov in the “Magnitsky list” of 18 Russian citizens who were subjected to sanctions because of involvement in human rights violations.
In October 2013, Navalny was sentenced to five years of probation in the case of financial fraud in the company “Kirovles”, in December 2014, three and a half years of probation on charges of embezzling money from the company “Yves Rocher”. Himself opposition denies all charges, considering that all criminal cases against him are politically motivated.