KAZATOMPROM EX-HEAD SENTENCED TO 14 YEAR'S IMPRISONMENT TOTAL
Astana. June 21. Interfax-Kazakhstan - Saryarka District Court N2 (Astana) found the former head of Kazakhstan's national atomic company Kazatomprom Mukhtar Djakishev guilty of fraud and embezzlement as part of the second criminal case.
"The court read its verdict on the second case. The court sentenced Djakishev to ten years in jail, which overlapped with "the previously imposed sentence," and as a result a total imprisonment term in both lawsuits totaled 14 years," said Djakishe's Lawyer Nurlan Beisekeev on Thursday.
The second court proceedings dealt with the following charges pressed against Djakishev embezzlement (176 article of the Criminal Code), fraud (177), forgery (325), money laundering (193) and abuse of office (307).
The defendant was not present at the courtroom during the verdict reading, the lawyer said.
Kazatomprom ex-head lawyers intent to bring the case to the court of appeal.
As reported, on March 12 last year the Saryarka district court of Astana found Mukhtar Dzhakishev guilty of misappropriation and bribery and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
The uranium case brought against Kazatomprom top managers created a stir both in Kazakhstan and in the international community. Prior to Djakishev's arrest, Kazatomprom had been viewed as an exemplary national company.