According to the decision of the Kalininsky District Court of the Saratov Region, three years of probation is accompanied by a two-year probationary period. If during this period Rashkin commits a repeated violation of the law, his punishment may be tougher.
According to Interfax, citing lawyer Konstantin Lazarev, the defense intends to appeal the verdict, which they consider unfair.
A day earlier, it became known that the state prosecution had requested a 3.5-year suspended sentence for the deputy on charges of illegal hunting in the Saratov region.
Rashkin was charged in accordance with Part 2 of Art. 258 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - "Illegal hunting by a group of persons by prior agreement", which implies up to five years in prison.
In addition to criminal prosecution, the State Duma deputy was brought to administrative responsibility, because at the time of his arrest he was driving a car with signs of intoxication. Rashkin was deprived of his driver's license for 1.5 years, and also issued a fine of 30 thousand rubles. The deputy admitted that he killed the moose, but said that he did it by mistake: he allegedly hunted another animal for which he had a license.
In November 2021, the State Duma, at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, deprived Rashkin of his parliamentary immunity and agreed to initiate a criminal case.