YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, March 17. /Offset. TASS, Iryna Baibarza/. State Duma Deputy from the LDPR, Igor Toroshin in charge of the Sakhalin region, asked to protect witnesses in a criminal case eks-the Governor of Sakhalin Alexander Horoshavin and to postpone the court session in Moscow. The text of the official letter Taromina Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, the media sent out an assistant Deputy.
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“I learned that during a recent meeting of the southern-the Sakhalin city court in the matter of ex-the Governor of Sakhalin Alexander Horoshavin one of the witnesses – the fishery Manager Anatoliy Osadchiy said that he is under pressure from unknown persons . Given the huge public and political outcry of the criminal case and the significant damage caused to the interests of the Russian Federation, I ask you to take personal control of the maintenance of public prosecution,” – said in a letter to Torasin. In order to protect witnesses from possible pressure, eliminating the issuance of a knowingly unjust sentence, transparency and openness of the trial the Deputy petitioned for the criminal case against him in the courts of Moscow.
Earlier it was reported that at the court session on 9 March, the Prosecutor asked the court to close the entire process in the matter of prizes. City court of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk rejected this petition.
Osadchiy, who, according to investigators, gave a bribe of 12 million rubles for granting the right of fishing on the fishing area, was the first witness questioned in court. He said the threats against him and asked the court to hold a meeting behind closed doors. This court granted the application.
The State Prizes
In the case of prizes there are nine episodes of receiving bribes in the amount of 522 million rubles. The defendants, besides the state prizes, and Minister of agriculture, trade and food of the Sakhalin oblast Nikolay Borisov, the Deputy located the ex-Governor Sergei Karakin and former adviser Andrey Ikramov. They are accused of committing crimes under articles “receiving a bribe” and “Legalization of funds obtained by criminal means”.
According to prosecutors, the programme was the organizer and leader of the gang. The consequence considers that he personally sought out potential givers, oversaw the activities of the members of the group, disposed of money from criminal activities. According to militiamen, assistants of the former Governor held talks with potential givers in case of refusal promised to create unfavorable conditions for entrepreneurial activities.
A witness in the case against him told the court about the threats in his address
The court of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk after a break will resume its consideration of the case of prizes
Khoroshavin not pleaded guilty to the charges
On process on the case of prizes, the court rejected a defence motion for disqualification of a judge