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Ex-director of Kazakh Frontier Service Sentenced to 11 Years in Jail

Friday 6 March 2015

ASTANA (KazInform) – A court in Astana has sentenced former head of the Kazakh Frontier Service Nurlan Dzhulamanov to 11 years in prison today, the press service of the Military Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan informs.

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Nurlan Dzhulamanov

Ex-chief of the Kazakh Frontier Service of the National Security Committee Dzhulamanov was convicted of accepting multi-million bribes (173,181,750 tenge and $436,000) and forming an organized criminal group. Dzhulamanov will spend the next 11 years behind bars at a maximum security penal colony. He was charged on two counts: the creation and management of transnational criminal community (transnational criminal organization), as well as participation in it (Article 235, Part 3) and bribery (Article 311 Part 5).

Nurlan Dzhulamanov was appointed the director of the Border Service by the instruction of Kazakhstan’s president on Jan. 15, 2013. Previously, he served as the chief of the air defence forces of Kazakh land forces, and the chief of the supreme command school of Kazakhstan’s armed forces. He also served as the deputy defence minister. He was arrested last October on suspicion of abuse of power.

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