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The court sentenced the ex-head of the Jewish Autonomous Region Vinnikov

The court sentenced the ex-head of the Jewish Autonomous Region Vinnikov

The court issued a guilty verdict in a criminal case against the former governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region Alexander Vinnikov. The defendant pleaded not guilty.

According to the press service of the Birobidzhan District Court of the Jewish Autonomous Region, he is guilty of incitement to abuse of office. The crime is related to the procurement in 2014-2015 of medical equipment for an oncological dispensary with the provision of advantages to the seller, the Medtekhnika company, at a deliberately inflated price. The budget of the Jewish Autonomy was damaged in the amount of more than 24 million rubles.

When sentencing, the court took into account mitigating circumstances - the presence of state awards, health and age. Vinnikov received a four-year suspended sentence with the same probationary period, with a deprivation of the right to hold positions in state and local government bodies for three years. Also, he should not change his permanent place of residence without notifying the criminal executive inspectorate and be registered monthly.

State prosecution demanded for the former governor of 4 year of real imprisonment. However he denied his guilt and asked the court to acquit him due to the lack of evidence. In July 2019 Alexander Vinnikov was sentenced by probation, his lawyer was able to appeal this decision.

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