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The former head of the Ideal chain of stores has been sentenced to six years in prison

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Baku/14.02.22 Former owner of “Ideal” chain of stores Ilgar Ismayilov was sentenced to 6 years in prison. About this on February 14 Baku The Court of Grave Crimes has issued a verdict.

Ismayilov was found guilty under Articles 179.3.2 (large-scale embezzlement) and 308.2 (abuse of power, with grave consequences) of the Criminal Code.

The investigation accused Ismayilov of embezzling 680,000 manat from the company in 2011-2017.

Ismayilov pleaded not guilty and claimed that the case was fabricated. He claimed that his partner, Zarifa Hamzayeva, the wife of the AZAL president, was persecuted for trying to seize the company. Hamzayeva is also the president of Gazelli Group and Premium BankIs a co-founder of

In his last words, Ismayilov said that 2018with the same substances against him crime The case was opened, but it was terminated. After demanding the restoration of Ismayilov’s rights crime The case was reopened.

Earlier, Hamzayeva demanded that Ismayilov be prosecuted under Articles 147 (defamation) and 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code, but court did not satisfy his claim. -16D06-



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