Thursday, December 15, the intention of the accused in the fraud Sergei Polonsky to run for President confirmed “the Ribbon.ru,” his lawyer Aleksey Tsaplin. The desire to run, the businessman, who faces up to 10 years imprisonment, said on 14 November in the Presnensky court of Moscow.
“He’s serious,” said the lawyer, adding that while no specific action in this direction, protection of the businessman has not taken. “It’s too early to collect documents on the election law, but if Sergey will give us instructions, we’ll take it,” said Tsaplin.
The former owner of Russian construction company “Mirax Group” Polonsky is accused of embezzling 2.4 bln from co-investors of residential complex “Kutuzovskaya mile”. According to investigators, in 2008-2009 Polonsky, together with his accomplices with the complicity of the head of the financial Department Mirax Group Alexander Paperno and General Director of OOO “AVANTA” Alex Pronyakin stole more than 2.6 billion rubles from co-investors LCD “Kutuzovskaya mile” and residential complex “Rublevsky Riviera”. Polonsky did not recognize his guilt. He is detained in the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”.
Accused of a criminal offence can run, yet they are not condemned, recalled the lawyer Tsaplin. Lawyer expects verdict on Polonsky will not take place until March 2018, i.e. until the election of the President. Tsaplin and the other lawyer Polonsky Slavik Broan was not available for expeditious review .
In addition on Wednesday, December 14, the desire to participate in the presidential elections the Green party has announced the adviser to the head of Balashikha near Moscow Anatoly Batashev, a former adviser to the head of the Pension Fund. This is stated in the press release received by the editors .
He confirmed the intention to run for President. He stressed that he made this decision autonomously, based on the desire to provide “green” in power. He assured that his decision has nothing to do with the presidential nomination and the Bulk of him, and dictated an attention to ecology and the desire to create a powerful “green” power. He calls himself a strong journalist and PR specialist and expects to spend an economical campaign, to money which can through fundraising and “investors interested in ecology”.
To Polonsky and Batashev, Tuesday, 13 December, of its intention to participate in presidential elections in 2018, said the founder and head of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny.
After the appearance of new candidates, the effect of Bulk statements about presidential ambitions “smeared”, commented political analyst Abbas Gallyamov.
“It is possible that this is the game of the Kremlin. It’s one thing when you’re the lone hero, the other — when you’re part of the crowd, — says the expert. — Creating the right context — it’s a classic political strategies. It is well known that if on the stage there are twelve clowns, and you go out there and begin to quote Shakespeare, the audience will see in you just another clown to thirteenth”.