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ULAN-UDE, July 8 (Itar-Tass) — Former member of the Legislative Assembly of the Trans-Baikal Territory Oleg Fyodorov has been given a suspended sentence of seven years and fined 500 thousand roubles. The ex-leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) faction was found by court guilty of “contraband by an organised group,” the press service of the territorial department of the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) told Itar-Tass on Friday.
“The investigation and court found that in 2008-2009, Oleg Fyodorov, together with two associates organised on the basis of the OOO Urman limited liability company based in the Petrovsk-Zabaikalsk district of the territory, receiving of wood from the population without the legal documents for timber harvesting. Then the organised group members issued through figureheads false documents that they used for timber exports to China. According to the case materials, there have been 30 facts of timber smuggling worth about 100 million roubles,” the SK department noted.
During the preliminary investigation Fyodorov pleaded guilty to the charges against him and concluded a pre-trial agreement on cooperation with the investigation. The criminal case against two Fyodorov’s accomplices is investigated separately by the internal affairs agencies.
Earlier this year, the territorial Legislative Assembly ahead of time terminated the parliamentary powers of Oleg Fyodorov in connection with the entry into force of a judgement of conviction against him in another criminal case. Previously, the Trans-Baikal district court found Oleg Fyodorov guilty of individual income tax evasion on a large scale and major corporate tax evasion. Then Oleg Fyodorov got a cumulative suspended sentence of two years.