MOSCOW, March 9 – RIA Novosti. The State Duma proposes fines and imprisonment for disseminating false information, which provokes a rush demand for food and a rise in prices, the newspaper Izvestia writes.
The draft amendments were developed by the State Duma deputy from United Russia Anatoly Vyborny, the newspaper reports. “The new rules supplement article of the Criminal Code 185.3.” Market manipulation “with a new third part, which introduces responsibility for” Public dissemination of deliberately false publicly significant information about changes in retail prices for certain types of socially significant foodstuffs of prime necessity, “- said in the material.
The penalty is a fine for individuals from 200 to 500 thousand rubles or imprisonment for up to three years, and for legal entities from 500 to 800 thousand rubles.
According to the newspaper, the initiative is supported by the Federal Antimonopoly Service.