The Kremlin has not commented on the request of the public prosecution to sentence Ulyukayev to 10 years in prison


MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. The Kremlin has not commented on the request of the public prosecution to sentence Ulyukayev to 10 years in prison and a fine of 500 million rubles, reported to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“We do not comment on, you know,” he said.

As we learned earlier, the state prosecution asked to sentence the former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev for receiving a bribe from the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin in the amount of $2 million to 10 years in strict regime colony and a fine of 500 million rubles.

The Prosecutor also asked to prohibit the ex-Minister to hold certain positions for 10 years after serving his sentence, deprived of his rank of state Councilor and state awards “For merits before Fatherland” 3rd and 4th degrees.

The Prosecutor asked to exclude from charge Ulyukayev aggravating circumstance “extortion”, qualifying a crime as bribery. Currently, the ex-Minister is charged with part 6, item 290 of the criminal code (“Receiving bribe by the official in especially large size”). The maximum penalty is 15 years in prison and semidesyatiletiyu the amount of the fine from the amount of the bribe.

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The speaker was arrested on 14 November 2016 red-handed in the office of “Rosneft” on suspicion in extortion of a bribe of $2 million from the head of the company Igor Sechin. In the hands of the Minister, the experts found traces of a special substance, which was treated pen case with money.

As was stated by the Prosecutor in court, in October 2016, Ulyukayev demanded a bribe Sechin for the positive feedback on the acquisition of shares of “Bashneft”, threatening in case of refusal to prevent negative legal actions “Rosneft” on other transactions of the company. The Prosecutor stressed that the transfer Sechin money Ulyukayev took place in the framework of the investigative experiment in the course of operational search activities.

Ulyukaev became the first Federal Minister in the history of Russia, detained in the execution of office in November 2016, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin the decree has dismissed him in connection with loss of trust.

The former Minister is under house arrest.

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