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The court sentenced the former head of RAO Fedotov to five years in prison

Presnensky court of Moscow sentenced former head of the "Russian authors 'society" (RAO) Sergei Fedotov to five years in a penal colony for the theft of 762 million rubles, RIA news from the courtroom.

The Prosecutor had earlier requested for Fedotov 5.5 years in prison, while other defendants - his mother Vera Fedotova, his former employee Angela Agacino and ex-CEO of CJSC "Service-the operational company", which managed the assets of RAO, the Svetlana Temesheva - in less than a year. The defense asked for leniency and conditional terms.

The mother of the former head of RAO Faith Fedotov, former employee Angela Ageikina and ex-CEO of CJSC "Service-operational company", which managed the assets of RAO, Svetlana Temereva received suspended sentences.

The representative of the RW court spoke about the "active repentance" the accused, who "make all efforts" to repay the damage. In his opinion, against people who were involved in the crime can be limited and conditional term.

The court recognized the right of the RAO and the claim of damages, but the exact amount instructed to determine in civil proceedings.

Fedotov is in custody for a year and half, so, thanks to competition day in jail for one and a half in the colony, departed for three. After the sentence comes into force it will be able to apply for PAROLE.

Fedotov is in custody, the rest under house arrest. All of them admitted his guilt. The case was considered in a special order - without research of proofs and interrogation of witnesses, which is a mitigating circumstance where the court could not impose the maximum penalty.

According to the indictment, Fedotov in 2011, he created and headed an organized criminal group. The participants looked for authors who for a small fee, sold the rights to their unpopular work. Office, which was supposed to monitor to RAO, provided false data about the multiple reproduction of these works on radio, television and in public places. After that, the money under the royalties were transferred to the controlled entities and abducted.

In the summer of 2017 Fedotov had already been convicted — then he got one and a half years of imprisonment for swindle in especially large size. As reported by consequence, the forces of the interior Ministry and the FSB had identified the fraudulent scheme of illegal appropriation of the property of third parties assets, and organization caused the damage amounted to about 297 million rubles.

In December 2017 the Ryazan regional court has satisfied the petition about conditional-early release Fedotov. In addition, RAO sought him in civil proceedings damages in the amount of 242 million rubles.

"Russian authors 'society" non — profit public organization established in 1993 for the collective management of copyright. Currently, it listed more than 25 thousand members.