MOSCOW, February 15 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Wednesday passed a 5-year suspended sentence upon ex-governor of Russia’s Khabarovsk Region Victor Ishayev for embezzling over 7.5 million rubles (over $100,000) from Rosneft oil company, RAPSI learnt in the court’s press service.
Additionlly, he was fined 800,000 rubles.
Another defendant, ex-head of the Khabarovsk Region’s office of Rosneft Gennady Kondratov received a 3-year suspended sentence.
Moreover, the court ordered to recover over 7 million rubles from the both defendants upon a claim by Rosneft.
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.