The court sentenced "Dr. Pi" to 8 years in prison
Lviv’s Sihovsky District Court sentenced Andrew Slyusarchuk to 8 years in prison for fraud.
Nazar Dulebko, the judge, had to spent 10 hours reading out the verdict, report “Ukrainian News” media outlet. The judge read out the verdict for about 10 hours.
In particular, the court found Slyusarchuk guilty under Part 1 of Article 119 (manslaughter), sentencing him to five years’ imprisonment; Article 138 (illegal medical activity) - 3 years’ imprisonment; Article 358 (forgery of documents, seals and stamps) - 2 years’ imprisonment; and Article 190 (fraud) of the Criminal Code - 6 years’ imprisonment.
Finally, by partial addition of the imprisonment term, the court sentenced Slyusarchuk to 8 years imprisonment.
The court decided to calculate Slyusarchuk sentence starting from his arrest, i.e., from November 14, 2011.
Court found Slyusarchuk guilty of illegal medical activity (on five occasions), of manslaughter (two occasions, a 52-y.o. Mr Lozovoy and a three-year-old son of a preacher Daniel Prokopchuk from the Ternopil region.
The court also convicted Slyusarchuk of using fake documents and, on five occasions, of property acquisition by deception and of abuse of trust.
Court partially satisfied the civil suits of the victims.
Slyusarchuk is obliged to return the funds paid him by the victims for treatment - about $40,000, except for the money spent on medications and tests.
The court also ordered to pay to family of the deceased Mr Lozovoy UAH 70,000 moral compensation, to other four victims - UAH 30,000 for each. Slyusarchuk must also reimburse the money spent on examinations, including one that cost some UAH 38,000.
The verdict can be appealed to the Court of Appeal of Lviv region within 30 days.
The representative of the public prosecution Prosecutor Alexander Prokopov said that he was satisfied with the verdict. “Yes, I am satisfied with the court's decision,” he said. Prokopov added that he would continue supporting this decision.
Slyusarchuk himself commented the court's decision saying, “This isn’t over yet.” He didn’t have time to add anything as the guards dragged him out of the courtroom.
Andrei Slyusarchuk became famous after a TV show titled “Dr. Pi”, where he demonstrated his phenomenal abilities, such as reproducing 30 million digits of the “Pi” number. Slyusarchuk called himself Doctor of Medicine and a neurosurgeon.
In 2011, he was charged with grievous bodily harm resulting in death of the victim, fraud, illegal medical activity and forgery.