White refused lawyers family Nemtsov

Former Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh

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Nikita Belykh, who is accused of receiving a bribe, will no longer protect lawyers Vadim Prokhorov and Olga Mikhailova. Lawyers represent him since his arrest, but now focus on “Nemtsov”

Nikita Belykh has refused services of lawyers Vadim Prokhorov and Olga Mikhailova, told RBC two sources familiar with the process, and confirmed she Mikhailov. According to her, lawyers are going to focus on the murder of Boris Nemtsov. This case is now before the jury in the Moscow district military court, Prokhorov and Mikhailov represent the interests of the family of an opposition politician.

“We are constantly engaged in a different process and have no possibility daily to go to the detention center “Lefortovo”, where it contains White,” — said Mikhailov. According to her, now ex-Governor of the Kirov region protects the attorney Screens. Prokhorov declined to comment.

White was charged under part 6 of article 290 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“bribe reception in especially large size”). According to investigators, White personally and through intermediaries received a total of €400 thousand (almost 28.5 million RUB at the exchange rate on 6 July). Instead, he had to help the briber and controlled them JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” (NLC) and OOO “Forest management company” (BOW).

In Basmanny court during election of a measure of restraint the Governor has declared his innocence, stressing that never took bribes, but the receipt of money is not denied. As told then the investigator Roman Mukhachev, White during interrogation claimed that the money was intended for needs of a city of Kirov. The representative of the Vyatka diocese, told RBC that in may 2016, shortly before his arrest, White was blessed to the construction of the chapel of the Blessed Matrona.

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The beginning of the trial about the murder of Nemtsov

On 3 October a panel of jurors of the Moscow district military court (MOVS) has started consideration of the case about the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov. The defendants pleaded not guilty…

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The money the Governor gave the owner of the NLC Yuri Sudheimer and albert Lariccia (last in 2011-2012, he served on the Board of Directors of the Novovyatskiy ski plant), according to investigators.

Sudheimer noted in a conversation with Reuters that he personally appealed to the FSB because of the demands of the ex-Governor. According to him, the Whites extorted funds for the Duma elections. “I had no choice. I realized that this mess will never end, and went in FSB” — he stressed.

Larici in early November, was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of fraud. According to investigators, he formed a bogus debt NLK and stole the Sberbank credit in the amount of more than 254 mln. As follows from the case of Urickogo that was read by RBC in February 2016, he was replaced by lawyer and signed an agreement with the investigation.

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