Deputies of Just Russia, Valery Gartung and Alexei Chepa are to submit a bill about economic amnesty to all paragraphs of Article 159 and 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - "Fraud" and "Embezzlement", respectively.
However, the proposal raises questions from experts and bloggers. For example, bloggers recall Gatrung's participation in the notorious check funds in the early 90's. Chepa's reputation was stained with his undeclared property in Miami.
According to the authors of the new bill, their amendments will be able to pardon Alexei Navalny, who has been recently sentenced to five years in prison and a fine in the embezzlement case of Kirovles.
The notorious corruption case of Rosoboronexport takes place under the same article. It turns out that by giving freedom to Navalny, the deputies of Just Russia intend to withdraw Yevgenya Vasilyeva from investigation, who was also accused of "large scale fraud."
In this case, ex-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, if charged, will also be able to take advantage of the amnesty.
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