MOSCOW, September 12 (Itar-Tass) - The Moscow City Court turned down on Thursday an appeal, which businessman Alexander Lebedev lodged against the verdict that found him guilty of beating Russian business tycoon Sergei Polonsky, and sentenced him to 150 hours of correctional works, Itar-Tass reported.
The panel of appeal in the Moscow City Court checked the verdict and found it lawful and grounded.
After the court ruling on Thursday the guilty verdict entered into force.
July 2, the Ostankinsky District Court of Moscow sentenced businessman Alexander Lebedev to 150 hours of compulsory works, finding him guilty of beating Sergei Polonsky during the recording of a television program of the television channel NTV. The public prosecutor earlier asked for one year and nine months in prison for him on the article for battery.