Presnensky court of Moscow has announced a sentence on business of businessman Sergey Polonsky, previously convicted for theft from shareholders 2.6 billion rubles. The defendant was sentenced to five years in prison and released from-under guards in a court hall in connection with the expiration of the limitation period.
About it writes on Wednesday, July 12, the news Agency RIA Novosti .
«Recognize Polonsky guilty of fraud and sentenced to five years in a General regime colony. To free Polonsky from punishment in connection with expiry of the limitation period and freed in the courtroom.» so goes the verdict of the judge Evgeny Naidenov.
The article notes that the Prosecutor demanded eight years in prison and a fine of 900 thousand rubles. From prison Polonsky was saved by the reclassification of charge on softer article – the fraud in the field of entrepreneurship.
Suspected accomplices Polonsky, the court also found guilty and released from punishment for a similar reason. The businessman met the court decision with applause.
«Nowhere in the world for non-violent crimes do not put to a conviction, that we still have work to do. This is an important decision for all entrepreneurs is very significant today, the decision depends on the future of the country. But I won’t say what I think – if I say that I think you will be sad» – leads edition of the words of Polonsky, said after the verdict.
The businessman has not yet decided whether there will be in Russia or go abroad, stating that in many respects it will depend on the press. Protection does not exclude that will appeal against sentence. According to the lawyer Slavik Brosan, the most correct decision would be acquittal Polonsky: «But, given current realities, it can be considered a small victory».
Sergei Polonsky accused of fraud, totaling 2.6 billion rubles in the construction of the Moscow residential complex «Kutuzovskaya mile» and «Rublevsky Riviera». In may 2015 the authorities of Cambodia, where the businessman was a fugitive from justice, extradited him to Russia.