A Moscow City Duma deputy faces a suspended sentence for a large-scale fraud
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A Moscow City Duma deputy faces a suspended sentence for a large-scale fraud

20 October , 02:29PoliticsPhoto: Московская городская дума
The prosecutor's office requested a four-year suspended sentence for the deputy of the Moscow City Duma (Moscow City Duma) from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Oleg Sheremetyev (pictured) on a criminal case of large-scale fraud pending in the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow.

MP Moscow City Duma Oleg Sheremetyev was detained on August 20. According to the investigation, from November 2019 to February 2020, from November 2019 to February 2020, he monthly submitted documents to the Moscow City Duma apparatus on awarding his assistant in amounts from 350 to 600 thousand rubles - he allegedly performed tasks of particular complexity and importance. In fact, the politician appropriated this money. In the end, according to investigators, by his actions the deputy caused damage to the budget Moscow in the amount of more than two million rubles, - said the agency "RIA Novosti". Oleg Sheremetyev himself does not admit his guilt; the Communist Party considers his persecution to be politically motivated.

In the 2019 elections to the Moscow City Duma, Oleg Sheremetyev was elected from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the east of Moscow (Novogireevo and Veshnyaki districts), but was also supported by participants in the project of opposition politician Alexey Navalny "Smart Voting". He was also among the deputies who submitted to the Moscow City Duma a draft resolution of no confidence in its speaker Alexei Shaposhnikov in connection with the investigation of his suspicious $ 2 billion in income, - reports newsru.com.

Today, on October 19, the state prosecution asked to sentence Oleg Sheremetyev to four years probation, as well as to recover from him more than two million rubles in compensation for the alleged damage and to appoint a probationary period for five years. The deputy himself is now under house arrest, the Interfax news agency reported.

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