Mayor of Yaroslavl Urlashov got 12 and a half years in prison of strict regime

Yaroslavl Mayor Yevgeny Urlashov sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in a penal colony and a fine of 60 million rubles; the court found him guilty of accepting bribes, RIA news from the courtroom.

“The court considered it necessary to impose the maximum penalty on both counts, at the same time impose an additional penalty of a fine of 60 million rubles … The court took into account the mitigating circumstances - old mother, teenage daughter and a number of positive features, including the district and at the place work, but admitted his criminal actions particularly serious, undermining the authority of the government “, - said the judge.

Counsel Xenia Urlashova Karpinskaya said that the defense will appeal the verdict.

“We believe it (the sentence) is not only unfair, but cruel”, - she told reporters.

The court agreed with the prosecution’s position, which argued that Urlashov, his former assistant Alex Lopatin and director of the agency for municipal order Housing Maxim Poykalaynen from December 2012 to July 2013 demanded 18 million rubles from the director of a commercial organization for participation in municipal projects. In case of failure of the mayor, according to the investigation, threatened non-payment of the money under the contract. Urlashov did not plead guilty, saying it did not extort money.

In addition, according to the UK, Urlashov received from the Director General of LLC “Construction Company” Yardorstroy “17 million rubles from the total amount of bribes of 30 million rubles. For the money the mayor had to contribute in the decision on the transfer of a controlling stake in OAO” Urban road management. ”

Former Assistant Urlashova Alexey Lopatin received seven years in prison. Serving his sentence, he will also be in the colony.

The third person involved in the case - Maxim Poykalaynen - was convicted in December 2014. He was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.

The criminal case the mayor of Yaroslavl was one of the most high profile in Russia. The official was arrested in July of 2013. The fault Urlashov the court did not recognize the state prosecution asked for it 15 years in prison and a fine of 500 million rubles.

3 August 2016

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