Uladzimir Voukau, a deputy chairman of Belneftekhim who was sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment, appealed against the judgement.
Interfax-West news agency learnt it on Friday from Yulia Liaskova, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court of Belarus.
“Voukau appealed against the court decision to a higher court. The appeal will soon be filed to the Minsk city court,” she said.
On May 15, 2014, Minsk's Maskouski district court sentenced Uladzimir Voukau to 8 years in a medium security correctional facility for accepting bribes. The court ruled to confiscate Voukau's property and deprive him of the right to hold administrative and executive posts for five years. The court granted the prosecutor's civil claim of $18,000 and ruled to pay the sum to the state. In accordance with the judgement, the arrested assets of Belneftekhim's former top manager – two flats,a garage, a Swiss watch, a gift dinner set, 87,000 dollars, 550 euros, 8,000 Russian rubles – will be forfeited to the state.
In Belneftekhim, Voukau was responsible for oil processing, exports and imports of oil products.