"We have filed an appeal against the verdict," Kobzev said.
On February 8, a court in Kirov found Navalny guilty of participating in a scheme to embezzle 16 million rubles ($270,000) from a timber firm KirovLes while working as an aide to the Kirov Region governor in 2009. He was handed a 5-year suspended sentence and a fine of 500,000 rubles ($8,450). Ofitserov was handed a four-year suspended sentence with the same fine.
In 2013, Navalny received five years of imprisonment, but the Kirov court later changed the decision to a suspended sentence. The Supreme Court overturned the conviction after the ECHR said that Navalny's rights were violated during the trial. A re-trial was then scheduled, which found him guilty.
Commenting on the court's verdict, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the judicial procedure performed regarding Navalny "legitimate."