Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 6 / Trend H.Bagirov /
An Azerbaijani court has not granted appeal of Iranian citizen Bakhshesh Ardeshir who has committed fraud by introducing himself as an officer of the Azerbaijani National Security Ministry.
The court considered Ardeshir's appeal, the Baku Appeal court told Trend .
The court did not grant his appeal and kept in force the sentence taken on him.
Ardeshir and Azerbaijani citizens Agakarim Mirzaliyev and Musa Mustafayev are accused of Articles 178.2.4 (fraud) and 310 (Assignment of powers of the official) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.
Criminally conspired with Mirzaliyev and Mustafaev, Ardeshir, who was convicted twice for fraud, theft and bribery, introduced himself as the ministry's officer for a long period, abused the trust of citizens and committed fraud.
The Azerbaijani Serious Crimes Court sentenced Ardeshir to six years in prison and fined Mirzaliyev and Mustafayev in the amount of 3,000 and 6,000 manat respectively and released them from the court hall.
Earlier, after considering Ardeshir's appeal, the court reduced his imprisonment term to five years. However, the Prosecutor General's Office appealed to the Supreme Court on worsening of punishment. The Supreme Court reviewed the protest and decided to refer the case back to the Court of Appeal for review.
The Court of Appeal sentenced Ardeshir to four years and six months imprisonment.
Ardeshir again appealed to the Supreme Court for cassation. The Supreme Court decided to re-file a suit on the case following the appeal.
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