just a couple of days, we have witnessed high-profile arrests in all “spheres”: the arrested Governor Sergey Furgal, delayed conditional “oligarch” — the top Manager of “Gazprom” from Nizhny Novgorod, arrested both the official and the journalist Ivan Safronov.

I have the feeling that generalized security forces demonstrate their own leadership role, saying, look, thanks to the results of the vote we got the stability of the government, so we are now “nobody will go away unsatisfied” — neither politicians nor businessmen, neither the opposition nor journalists (the people are not stirred). And here in summer the air begins to smell something sour and sad. The credibility of the “security forces”, most likely.

That’s actually Furgala and view.

to the Governor of Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgal appeared in court and was found guilty, the consequence may be enough just verbal testimony of his “accomplices”. But jail time Furgal can escape, even if he is found guilty. About these ambiguous circumstances, a high-profile case we have talked to an expert.

SK of Russia officially announced that during the preliminary investigation had established performers and one of the organizers of crimes against local businessmen committed in 2004-2005 in the territory of the Khabarovsk territory and Amur region. And, as indicated in the message, “with the right investigative tactics partners testified on Sergey Furgala as the organizer of all these crimes.”

— we Have “on the evidence” planted, says lawyer Oksana mikhalkina. — Other evidence may not be. But if a man someone believed to be accomplices testifying: that is exactly what he ordered and so on, this is enough. This is quite a common thing.

— That is, to reinforce it, some video or a wire is not necessary?

— And now impossible it is to reinforce — how many years have passed.

— But may in fact in this case to be slander…

— Not quite. There are corpses, there is the testimony of accomplices, where the corpses are buried some of the weapons kill, that is a full statement. Not just “he gave me money, I went and killed him.” No. It detailed evidence that the result confirmed (for example, the bodies discovered). Accomplices, pointing at the customer, also describe in detail under what circumstances was the order, how many gave money where it was happening. Further work is underway with the detainees, in this case with the Governor. And he takes the position, for example: I didn’t do it. If he considers himself innocent, then he will ask the jury.

— So, the investigators will evaluate it the jury?

— Yes, if the jury decides that the testimony of the accomplices not credible or accomplices stipulate the person it can be justified. That is, Furgala to go to trial in a General manner makes no sense, if he is not guilty.

Interestingly, even in the event of conviction Furgal can be left at large with the expiry of the limitation period. While he reckoned part 3 of article 30 of the criminal code (attempted crime), part 3 of article 33 of the criminal code (for which it is recognised by the organizer of the crime) and item “a”, “b”, “g”, “h” of part 2 of article 105 of the criminal code (that is, the murder of two or more persons in connection with the implementation of a given person of service activity or performance of public debt, a group of persons on preliminary arrangement from mercenary promptings). If you do not go into the details, according to the articles, in this case, the Statute of limitations is 15 years. And he is considered from the time of the crime until sentencing. If you read the last time of the alleged criminal group episode the murder of the businessman Bulatova, it was committed on 31 January 2005. The Statute of limitations expired a few months ago.

So in either case Furgala will emerge new episodes, fresher or will be reclassified article of the charge. For example, “weighted” to ensure that they were sanction — life imprisonment. Then the period of limitation role to play.

And here, perhaps, you should pay attention to the words of Zhirinovsky, who said: if there were any crimes, then waiting for 15 years?

Maybe you didn’t expect? Can, prepared?