MOSCOW, February 10 – RIA Novosti. The state prosecutor requested 7 years in a general regime colony for ex-governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, former vice-president of Rosneft Viktor Ishaev, accused of embezzling 7.5 million rubles, his lawyer Larisa Move told RIA Novosti.
“The state prosecution requested 7 years in prison. I consider this sentence to be tantamount to the death penalty, given that he is 73 years old and his state of health,” said the agency's interlocutor.
Move added that the verdict will be announced on February 16.
In December, Ishaev was hospitalized with a heart attack. The court hearings were postponed several times due to the fact that he was in the hospital. According to a RIA Novosti source close to the investigation, Ishaev had a heart attack in 2017.
Another person involved in the case is the general director of the Rosneft representative office in the Khabarovsk Territory, Gennady Kondratov. During the investigation, he compensated for the damage by transferring 7.5 million rubles to the account of Rosneft.
Move noted that Ishaev, unlike Kondratov, who testified against him, pleaded not guilty.
“The prosecution asked Kondratov for 4 years in a general regime colony,” Valentina Norbakh, press secretary of the Moscow Zamoskvoretsky court, told RIA Novosti.
According to the investigation, from 2014 to 2017 Ishaev, using his official position, “secured the conclusion” with a company belonging to him at an inflated cost of lease agreements for premises with an area of over 280 square meters for the needs of the Rosneft representative office in the Khabarovsk Territory. Kondratov, using his official position, from July 2014 to March 2019 transferred an overstated rent to the Beis LLC account, having spent over 7.5 million rubles entrusted to him by Rosneft, according to the UK.
Ishaev headed the Khabarovsk Territory from 1991 to 2009, later he was the presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District.