Court jailed Kotlovka Administration ex-Head for 3 years
In addition, a former official will pay off a fine of almost five million rubles ($89.000).
The Zyuzinsky District Court sentenced former Deputy Head of the Kotlovka district Administration for housing and communal services Igor Grebnev, 48, to three years of imprisonment. The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office reported that.
"The court issued a guilty verdict in the criminal case under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale) in respect of I.Grebnev. He was sentenced to three years in a strict-security colony with a fine of four million 740 thousand rubles," the message states.
In addition, the official was deprived of the right to hold positions in public authorities for a period of 10 years.
According to the investigation, Grebnev decided to illegally enrich himself at the expense of commercial organizations that are in contractual relations with the state public institution IS of the Kotlovka district and DEZ of the Kotlovka district OJSC. In December 2013, he proposed the general director of the two firms to transfer to him 7% of the sums received by these legal entities on a monthly basis. In the period from January to March 2014 Grebnev received 1-million-ruble bribe ($17.800).
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).