Ex-court secretary arrested for alleged attempt to cancel sentence given to lawmaker
ST. PETERSBURG, August 23 (RAPSI) – Former secretary of the Oktyabrsky District Court of St. Petersburg Alexander Eyvazov has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to cancel sentence given to a municipal lawmaker Timofey Kungurov, RAPSI learnt from the Investigative Committee’s St. Petersburg Department on Wednesday.
Investigators say that on November 15 of 2016 Eyvazov acted as the secretary at the hearings in a criminal case against Kungurov and was responsible for keeping record of the trial. However, he did not sign the court record on time.
In accordance with the Russian Criminal Procedure Code, Eyvazov had to produce and sign the court record within three days. Investigators believe that having personal enmity with the judge in the case he wanted to cancel the sentence. Investigators allege that he failed to complete his task on purpose and caused insurmountable obstacles for justice.
Judge Irina Kerro reviewed a case against Timofey Kungurov, a municipal lawmaker charged with attempted fraud. Sentence against Kungurov was not cancelled because the judge complained about Eyvazov to a law enforcement agency. Kungurov was found guilty and sentenced to 1.5 years in a penal colony.