Supreme Court upheld verdict of Tekebayev and Chotonov

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Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017 / Kabar/. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict of previous instances regarding leader of the Ata Meken party Omurbek Tekebaev and former Kyrgyz Ambassador to South Korea Duishenkul Chotonov.

On Aug. 16, the Pervomaisky District Court found Tekebaev and Chotonov guilty of receiving one million dollars in 2010 and sentenced to 8 years in prison with confiscation of property.

On Oct. 2 the Bishkek City Court, having considered the appeal, decided to uphold the verdict of the district court.

The Prosecutor General's Office opened a criminal case against Tekebaev and Chotonov on corruption and fraud.

According to information from the prosecutor's office, Russian businessman Leonid Maevsky appealed the State National Security Committee concerning the bribing. He said in 2010 Tekebaev, being deputy chairman of the Provisional Government, received from him one million dollars, undertaking obligations to create for him a number of preferences in the sale of Megacom cellular company. He complained that Tekebaev had not fulfilled his obligations, and refused to return the received money.

In turn, Tekebaev and Chotonov refute Maevsky's words and say that they did not receive any money from him.

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