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Russian pop singer Vitas pleads guilty to using force against police officer

August 26, 2013, 12:01 UTC+3
In case he is found guilty, the punishment ranges from a penalty up to 200,000 rubles to a prison term up to five years
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MOSCOW, August 26 (Itar-Tass) - The hearing of the case of Russian pop singer Vitas (Vitaly Grachev) will continue in a special procedure as he has pleaded guilty to using force against a public officer, the Moscow’s Ostankino district court ruled on Monday.

This procedure is envisaged when the defendant pleads guilty. Besides, the hearing of the case proceeds without the questioning of witnesses for the defense and the prosecution, and no other facts of evidence are looked into. The punishment in this case must not exceed two thirds of maximally possible.

Vitas is accused of resorting to force against an official. In case he is found guilty, the punishment ranges from a penalty up to 200,000 rubles to a prison term up to five years.

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