Posted 16 февраля 2023,, 06:55

Published 16 февраля 2023,, 06:55

Modified 16 февраля 2023,, 07:41

Updated 16 февраля 2023,, 07:41

Khabarovsk ex-governor Furgal appealed the verdict

Khabarovsk ex-governor Furgal appealed the verdict

16 февраля 2023, 06:55
The former governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergei Furgal (pictured), who was sentenced to 22 years in a strict regime colony for organizing the murders of entrepreneurs, appealed the verdict.

According to TASS with reference to the statement of lawyer Alexander Startsev, his client Sergey Furgal asks to cancel the sentence and send the case for a new trial from the stage of preparation in a different composition of the court.

Recall, on February 10, the judge of the Lyubertsy City Court of the Moscow region announced the verdict of the former governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergey Furgal: 22 years in a strict regime colony.

Earlier, the jury found Sergei Furgal guilty of contract killings of competitors in 2004 and 2005, when he was engaged in business.

Investigators believe that Furgal's subordinates threw two grenades into the garage of scrap metal buyer Alexander Smolsky, but he survived. They, as the prosecution insisted, shot businessman Evgeny Zorya and a man from Furgal's entourage Oleg Bulatov, who allegedly knew about the murder of Zorya.

The prosecutor demanded 23 years in prison for Sergei Furgal. The other defendants, Andrei Karepov, Marat Kadyrov and Andrei Paley, were found guilty on all counts. Of all the persons in the dock, the jury found only Kadyrov deserving of leniency on the episode of attempted murder.

Sergey Furgal categorically did not admit guilt either at the investigation or in court. He is sure that the case against him was fabricated, and that it has a political background.