Navalny's brother sent to Oryol Region to serve 3.5-year sentence
MOSCOW, March 6 (RAPSI) – Alexei Navalny's brother, Oleg, was moved to a prison in the Oryol Region in central Russia to serve 3.5-year sentence after being convicted for embezzling money, according to Angelica Gavrilovskaya, spokesperson of the regional department of the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment.
In late December 2014, Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky District Court passed a suspended 3.5-year sentence on Alexei Navalny. His brother Oleg was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.
The Navalny brothers were convicted for embezzling 26 million rubles ($420,400) from cosmetics company Yves Rocher Vostok and 4 million rubles ($64,700) from the Multidisciplinary Processing Company by way of a fraud scheme. The brothers were also ordered to pay out 4.4 million rubles (about $71,150) to the Multidisciplinary Processing Company which claimed damage.
Alexei Navalny is a Russian political and public figure, leader of the Party of Progress. He ran for Moscow mayor and is the author of one of the most popular political blogs that was banned for promoting unauthorized public protests.
Previously, he received a suspended five-year sentence in the Kirovles embezzlement case and has been charged in several other criminal cases.