Sarkozy got a real sentence
A Paris court sentenced Nicolas Sarkozy, who was President of France from 2007-2012, to a year in prison for overspending the 2012 election campaign.
- He may serve his sentence outside of prison, but will be required to wear an electronic bracelet. The prosecution demanded for Sarkozy a sentence of imprisonment for a year, with six months probation, and a fine of € 3,750.
- The court found that Sarkozy ignored warnings from accountants and exceeded the statutory limits on campaign spending. It cost Sarkozy € 42.7 million, which is about twice the amount allowed. The ex-president did not admit his guilt.
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The founder of the Tractor Plants concern was detained in the embezzlement case
The founder of the Tractor Plants (KTZ) concern, Mikhail Bolotin, became a defendant in a criminal case on embezzlement or embezzlement on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 160 of the Criminal Code). The detention of Bolotin is associated with problems at the Kurganmashzavod defense enterprise, which produces infantry fighting vehicles, a source told RBC in the military-industrial complex.
- Due to the crisis situation in 2018, the concern was transferred to the operational management of Rostec: at that time its debts amounted to more than 100 billion rubles. Since then, he has been going through bankruptcy proceedings. Bolotina arrested for a month and 11 days. The FSB is in charge of his case. Irina Vostorgina and Mikhail Shkolnik are involved in the same case, it follows from the card index. Vostorgina is the head of the concern’s treasury, the former general director of Industrial Leasing LLC (its founder, according to RBC Company data, is the Kurganmashzavod defense enterprise, which produces infantry fighting vehicles). Shkolnik – deputy head of the concern for corporate finance and economics.
What else happened today
- In Russia over the past day from COVID-19 died 867 people. This is the record for the number of deaths from COVID for the entire pandemic, and it is being updated for the third day in a row.
- FSB accused Roman Dobrokhotov, editor-in-chief of The Insider (recognized as a foreign agent), in illegal crossing of the Russian-Ukrainian border, a criminal case was opened against him.
- The mandates of the representatives of the federal part of the United Russia list – the ministers of defense and foreign affairs Sergei Shoigu and Sergei Lavrov, as well as the head physician of the hospital in Kommunarka Denis Protsenko and the head of the Talent and Success Foundation Elena Shmeleva – crossed over candidates from United Russia from four regional groups.
- Sberbank has found a replacement for Vice President Marina Rakova, who was under investigation. Duties of the Director of the Digital Education Platforms Division at Sberbank took Natalya Zhuravleva, who worked as a vice-rector at the corporate university of the bank.