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Ex-Khabarovsk head’s sentencing in Rosneft embezzlement case rescheduled for February 17
MOSCOW, February 15 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Monday will announce sentence against ex-governor of Russia’s Khabarovsk Region Victor Ishayev accused of embezzling over 7.5 million rubles (over $100,000) from Rosneft oil company on February 17, but not February 16 as was scheduled earlier, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
Prosecutors earlier demanded 7 years in prison for the defendant.
Ishayev was arrested in Moscow on March 28, 2019. On March 29, Moscow’s Basmanny District Court denied a 15-million-ruble ($200,000) bail to Ishayev and placed him under house arrest.
From 2013 to 2018, Ishayev was a vice-president of Rosneft. According to investigators, between 2014 and 2017, he fraudulently ensured signing of premises lease agreements for the company office’s use in the Khabarovsk Region at an overvalued price. The contracts were concluded with Ishayev’s firm.