Moscow court upholds ex-Dagestan PM's 6.5-year sentence for embezzlement
MOSCOW, June 30 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Tuesday upheld a 6.5-year sentence passed upon a former acting chair of Dagestan government Abdusamad Gamidov for the 41 million-ruble embezzlement (over $580,000), the court’s press service told RAPSI.
Moreover, the appeals instance upheld a 5.5-year sentence of ex-acting deputy chairman of the republican government Rayudin Yusufov.
In October 2019, Moscow’s Lefortovsky District Court convicted the former officials of embezzlement.
According to investigators, from 2013 to 2014, Gamidov and Yusufov embezzled 41 million rubles during the reconstruction of a temporary holding facility for foreigners and stateless persons.
The defendants were arrested in February 2018.