Shepelev ready to make a deal with the investigation and to plead guilty – lawyer

Shepelev ready to make a deal with the investigation and to plead guilty – lawyer

Alexander Shepelev in court. Archival photo © UNIAN


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Former MP complaining of “intolerable conditions” in prison.

The former Deputy Alexander Shepelev is ready to conclude an agreement on admission of guilt. This was reported by TSN, the lawyer of the accused Andrei Tsygankov.

The lawyer prepared a petition to the Desnyanskiy district court, which is considering one of the petitions Shepeleva. And claims that a petition will be sent to other courts, where the trial of ex-Deputy.

To deal with the investigation, it is alleged in the petition, Shepelev led “created by the terrible conditions of his detention”. In addition to describing the conditions that ex-MP calls unbearable, it is noted that the defendant worsened the condition.

“Confirm the desire Shepeleva A. A. in connection with the impossibility of further stay in the above conditions to apply to the court with an urgent request to provide the ability to communicate with prosecutors … with a view to agreeing on the reasons, conditions and reasons of the transaction with a consequence on the plea, as well as to implement the transaction in accordance with the applicable code of criminal procedure, after discussing the type and measure of punishment in the case of the agreement with the agreement specified on nested above conditions with the representatives of the prosecution,” – said in the petition.

Recall, February 8 former MP Alexander Shepeleva detained near Kiev, when he himself, according to the prosecution, had the certificate “MGB DNR” and Ukrainian passport issued in another name – Nicholas Boruch, as well as the identity of the MP to his name.

Wanted ex-BYUT Deputy Alexander Shepelev on the night of July 6 2014 ran away with the escort of the emergency hospital, where he was treated after being extradited and detained.

Case against ex-MP was initiated in 2012. Shepelev accused of involvement in the embezzlement of funds of “Rodovid Bank” for the sum more than 220 million UAH during the Premiership of Yulia Tymoshenko, and also in participation together with businessman Pavlo Borulko in the organization of embezzlement of public funds of refinancing of the national Bank in the amount of 315,3 million UAH in March-may 2009. Subsequently, the Ukrainian interior Ministry reported that Shepelev is on the international wanted list on suspicion of attempted murder and embezzlement. He was arrested in Russia in March 2015, after which the Russian court decided to extradite him to Ukraine, but the extradition never took place.

In addition, the ex-Deputy was involved in the cases on the murder of the head of the Supervisory Board of “Avtokrazbank” Sergey Kirichenko in January 2003 and the attempt on the life of former shareholder “Rodovid” Sergey dyadechko.

By TSN correspondent Olga Vasilevskaya

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