Sentence of former Russian basketballer for $620k embezzlement reduced by 2 years
MOSCOW, May 28 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Thursday reduced sentence given to ex-basketball player and executive director of the Russian Basketball Federation Dmitry Domani for embezzling 44 million rubles (over $620,000 at the current exchange rate) from 6 to 4 years in jail, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
Domani was convicted and sentenced in October 2019.
According to the witnesses, in 2015 it was found that a large sum of the Federation’s funds was spent not as intended. This fact led to an audit check, which reveled the signs of embezzlement.
Investigators claimed that Domani conspired with a former president and chief accountant to steal the funds.
Domani was arrested in Montenegro in March 2018 and extradited to Russia in October 2018. He pleaded not guilty.
In October 2017, ex-president of the Russian Basketball Federation (RBF) Yulia Anikeyeva received 4.5 years in prison in absentia for embezzlement. She failed to appear at the sentencing hearing and was put on the wanted list. The case against another defendant, ex-chief accountant of the RBF Mikhail Kocharyan was closed because of his death.