Moscow. July 16. INTERFAX – Presnensky court of Moscow sentenced to five years in prison Andrei Popov, known as “God Kuzya”, for the creation of sects and especially large fraud, the correspondent of “Interfax”.
“On set of crimes by partial addition of punishments definitively assign Popov’s sentence of five years of imprisonment with punishment serving in a corrective colony of General regime”, – announced the verdict, the judge Yelena Abramova.
Popov was found guilty of “creating a religious Association whose activity involves violence against citizens or otherwise causing harm to their health” (part 1 of article 239 of the criminal code) and two episodes of “fraud, that is plunder of another’s property by deception or abuse of trust in an organized group in especially large size” (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code).