May 11 in the court of the Moscow district of Minsk announced the verdict to the former attorney Michael Volchek. Judge Elena Rudnitskaya found him guilty of divulging information from a preliminary investigation and ordered to pay a fine of 250 basic units (8,750,000 rubles).
Prior to the entry of the verdict with Volchak under house arrest.
70-year-old pensioner was charged under Part 1 of Article 407 Criminal Code (Disclosure of information from the investigating agencies or private hearing). He was charged with sending photocopies BelaPAN correspondent protocols listening Committee of State Security of telephone conversations between the accused of forming a criminal organization of a citizen of Germany and the Ministry of Internal Affairs investigator, who was a member of the investigation team of senior investigator for particularly important cases of the Prosecutor General's Office of Svetlana Baykova. Baykova was the last defendant Michael Volchak in his law practice.
Commenting on the verdict Volcheck said:
"This sentence must be declared illegal and unreasonable. Be appealed to the Minsk City Court. Whether it will support this first instance or will not support, I do not know. Conviction under this article I, as a former lawyer, a What does the? First of all it is related to my job to protect Baykova. With uncompromising stance and the announcement of all the data that I am aware of the criminal activity of any officials, in including and the KGB. I say this publicly, and I will speak. "
The conviction of Michael Volchak, any pressure on the lawyer knocks it out of the track makes it impossible in full force to defend his client.
Sentenced him to pay a fine, Volchek must pay all of his pension for 12.5 months.