The head of Antikorruption fund, the publisher of the book "Donetsk Mafia" Boris Penchuk is sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment with property confiscation. Such decision was passed today by Voroshilovsky district court of the city of Donetsk.
The beginning of term of serving of punishment is estimated since October 9, 2008 when Boris Penchuk was detained.
Besides, the court decided to collect from B. Penchuk 6012 hryvnias for carrying out scientifically - technical expertize.
We will remind, in April, 2008 the State Office of Public Prosecutor brought to Penchuk charge of perjury in the matter of one of party leaders of regions Boris Kolesnikov. And on October 22, 2008 the case in Boris Penchuk's relation with the indictment was submitted from prosecutor's office to Voroshilovsky district court of Donetsk. Mister Penchuk is accused of the crimes provided by h. 4 Art. 189 ("extortion") and h. 2 Art. 383 ("obviously untrue report on commission of crime") Criminal code of Ukraine.
Right after Victor Yushchenko's victory at presidential election Boris Penchuk acted with charges to Boris Kolesnikov who, allegedly, extorted from it Shopping Center Bely lebed actions. On charge of commission of this crime Boris Kolesnikov was arrested and spent in the Kiev pre-trial detention center 4 months.
Boris Penchuk, having listened to a sentence, I declared that he surely appeals against it. "It is 37-й year. I didn't commit any crime", - he told, having reminded that the predsedatelstvushchy judge Irina Bukhtiyarova in court is to heroines of the book "Donetsk Mafia" published by it.
"All that you here saw is a farce. The person involved in the book "Donetsk Mafia" the citizen Bukhtiyarova executed today the political order of a Donetsk mafia", - Penchuk told journalists.
In turn, Boris Kolesnikov's lawyer - Andrey Fedur considers that in the case of Kolesnikov - Penchuka "the end isn't put yet".
In particular, the lawyer continued, "investigators who detained aren't made responsible and brought charges".
"The issue of responsibility of that prominent politician isn't resolved, in my opinion, so-called which from a tribune shouted about the torn-off feet and so on and so forth", - the lawyer told, having noted: "In my opinion to put an end still early".
Besides, Fedur noted that "the defendant, obviously, counted or continues to count that someone will help it to avoid responsibility"