MOSCOW, April 14 (RAPSI) – A prosecutor has demanded six years in penal colony for the former First Deputy Emergencies Minister, Lieutenant General Sergey Shlyakov charged with fraud, attorney Ruslan Zakalyuzhny has told RAPSI.

Moreover, the prosecutor has asked Moscow’s Khamovnichesky District Court to jail another defendant Sergey Onishchenko for six years as well. Two other defendants Alexander Kazartsev and Yury Kuznetsov may be sentenced to 5.5 and 7.5 years behind bars respectively.

The sentencing is scheduled for April 20.

According to investigators, Shlyakov and his alleged accomplices offered the former assistant of Russia’s Emergencies Minister Yury Udalov to help in the achievement of the post of the Yaroslavl Region’s Governor. In May 2018, the latter turned to law enforcement seeking to prevent the criminal activity of a group of people.

As reported earlier, two examination were conducted, over 15 witnesses were questioned and more than 500 documents were studied as part of the case.