The Judicial Chamber for Criminal Cases at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation partially upheld a cassation appeal against the verdict and subsequent judicial acts in a case of VAT refund abuse prosecuted as fraud on a particularly large scale
In its appellate ruling, the Judicial Chamber for Criminal Cases at Volgograd Region Court modified the sentence handed down by the trial court by upgrading the punishment from 3 to 5 years in prison. The client’s family contacted ZPartners in the spring of 2017 in the cassation appeal phase. The attorney A.A. Bakradze consistently appealed against the judicial acts and, as a result, the punishment was reduced to the original 3 years in prison. Presently, petition by the client for early release on parole is pending final decision.