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Court fines ex-senator $8,400 for shooting in hotel near Kremlin

In the evening of August 29, former senator Umar Dzhabrailov opened fire at the Four Seasons hotel
Umar Dzhabrailov Mikhail Pochuev/TASS
Umar Dzhabrailov
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MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/. Moscow’s Tverskoy Court has ruled to fine former senator Umar Dzhabrailov 500,000 rubles ($ 8,400) for shooting in the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Moscow, TASS reports from the courtroom.

"To find Dzhabrailov guilty and fine him 500,000 rubles," the judge said. In addition, the court ordered to transfer the MP-443 Grach to the Department of Internal Affairs and destroy the shells confiscated during the shooting before the sentence enters into force.

Dzhabrailov himself noted that he is quite "satisfied with the verdict."

Due to the fact that he pled guilty, Tverskoy Court studied his case under a special procedure, that is without studying evidence or questioning witnesses. During the oral argument, the prosecutor requested the court to give the defendant a suspended sentence of two years. Dzhabrailov repented of the incident and asked the court to rule the fine only. He had been earlier fined 4,000 rubles ($ 67) by Tverskoy Court for drug taking.

In the evening of August 29, Dzhabrailov, who was under the influence, opened fire at the Four Seasons hotel. He was brought to a police station and later released on his own recognizance. He was charged with conducting a crime under Part 1 Article 213 of the Russian Criminal Code ("Disorderly conduct with the use of weapons or objects used for weapons").