Putin praises Moscow International Film FestivalSociety & Culture June 22, 21:49
Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
EU agrees to extend sanctions against RussiaWorld June 22, 21:25
Lavrov tells Tillerson attempts to exert pressure on Russia through sanctions pointlessRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 20:14
Russian war memorial in Poland reopens after renovationWorld June 22, 19:41
Le Bourget air show: Russia clinches contracts for military hardware deliveriesMilitary & Defense June 22, 19:28
Czech president supports idea of referendum on country’s withdrawal from EUWorld June 22, 18:57
Russian fans show fascinating hospitality at 2017 Confederations Cup — renowned pianistSport June 22, 18:32
First days of Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War in picturesSociety & Culture June 22, 18:10
MOSCOW, February 27 (Itar-Tass) - The Investigative Committee /SK/ believes that Opposition activist Alexei Navalny could have illegally obtained the lawyer's status. "To have the lawyer's status, a minimal mandatory 2-year legal practice is required, in accordance with the legislation," SK spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Wednesday.
"Navalny submitted a certificate to the Kirov region's Bar that he had been deputy director general of the Allekt company for legal issues of several years' standing. It should be noted that Navalny is also the company director general. So he appointed himself as company director and his deputy," Markin said.
According to a handwriting expert examination, the signature in the certificate Navalny had shown does not belong not to the Allekta human resources inspector.
"On top of that, as of the time the entry in Navalny's employment record book appeared - which made it possible to issue a certificate of legal practice -- Allekt did not exist as economic entity. Therefore, the investigators concluded that the information Navalny had submitted to the qualifying board of the Kirov region's Bar regarding his legal practice of more than two years, is unauthentic," Markin stated.
Earlier on Wednesday, investigators questioned Navalny within the framework of the criminal case over misuse of the Kirovles property, and over his lawyer's status. However, Alexei Navalny refused to answer the questions regarding his status, citing Article 51 of the Constitution /which gives a person the right not to testify against himself - eds. Itar-Tass/, according to the SK spokesma