European Commission fines Google record 2.4 bln euro for abusing dominanceBusiness & Economy June 27, 13:38
Moscow calls to resume dialogue in NATO-Russia Council with participation of militaryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 13:38
Kremlin does not monitor Russian companies foreign business operationsBusiness & Economy June 27, 13:32
Russian intelligence chief extols covert operatives as cream of the cropRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 13:16
Kremlin disagrees with Macron’s remarks on UkraineRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 13:09
Press review: Macron's Donbass peace plan and Assad no longer the 'bad guy'Press Review June 27, 13:00
Charlie Chaplin’s grandson to perform at Moscow’s International Chekhov’s FestivalSociety & Culture June 27, 12:57
WBA, WBO exonerate boxer Povetkin after doping scandalSport June 27, 12:48
Brazilian Navy interested in Russian corvettesMilitary & Defense June 27, 12:43
MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. Moscow City’s Presnya district court has partly acquitted of charges the former chief of the ownership relations department at the Russian Defense Ministry, Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, who is featured in a case over embezzlement and mismanagement at the Oboronservis company.
Public prosecutors asked the court earlier to issue a suspended sentence for eight years in prison to Vassilyeva and to entertain the damage claims in the amount of about 800 million rubles ($15.5 milion).
Prosecution believes Vasilyeva’s property and jewelry arrested to date will suffice to pay the debt off.
"The court didn’t recognize her guilt on four episodes related to embezzlement of three items of Defense Ministry’s real estate in downtown Moscow and misuse of occupational powers and that is why she will most probably be acquitted of them," a spokesman for the prosecution said.
"If these charges are dropped, the amount of damage Vasilyeva will be expected to repay will reduce to 550 million rubles ($11 million) from the initial 3 billion rubles," he said.
Vasilyeva’s lawyer Hasan Borokov said reaffirmed the prosecutor’s words that the judge had not mentioned four offences his defendant had been charged with. He said the charges with embezzlement of Defense Ministry’s real estate were the most significant in the case.