Lawyers address trial of former officers of Central Bank

Lawyers address trial of former officers of Central Bank
# 24 September 2009 14:22 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. Court of Grave Crimes held hearing on the case of six officers of the Central Bank accused of abuse of power, embezzlement, negligence and other crimes, APA reports. Afgan Hajiyev presided over the hearing. Firangiz Hajiyeva’s lawyer Zaur Ibadov asked the court to be fair while sentencing his client. The lawyer said Hajiyeva worked for 35 years without any faults. Ibadov noted that the initial investigation was unfair. Sabina Mammadova’s lawyer was dissatisfied with the initial investigation and said the crime was not proved.

The hearing will continue on September 28.

According to the indictment, Firangiz Hajiyeva, Ershad Jallilov faced charges under Article 308.2 (abuse of power), Shahnaz Samadova and Nazila Bagirova under Article 308.2 (abuse of power), 179.3.2 (embezzlement), Konul Ismayilova under Article 179.3.2 (embezzlement), 326 (abduction or destruction of official documents, stamps, seals) and Sabina Mammadova (released on bail) under Article 314.2 (negligence) of the Criminal Code. The defendants are accused of embezzling AZN 1.4 million from the Central Bank in 2003-2008.

Public prosecutor demanded 10-year sentence for Konul Ismayilova, Nazila Bagirova and Shahnaz Samadova, 6-year sentence for Ershad Jalilov, 5-year sentence for Firangiz Hajiyeva, 3-year sentence for Sabina Mammadova.
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