Deputy of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment for bribes
Svetlana Nesterova received money from the head of the non-profit organization.
The court in St. Petersburg convicted deputy of the Legislative Assembly from the United Russia party Svetlana Nesterov in two episodes of bribery. This is reported by the joint press service of the courts of the Northern capital.
The woman will spend five years in a colony of the general regime. Also, the court ordered to pay her a fine of 6.1 million rubles ($92.700).
According to the materials of the case, Nesterova received bribes from the head of a non-profit organization that assisted socially unprotected citizens in 2013-2014 through her assistants.
The deputy made several amendments to the budget of the city, which provided for reimbursement for some programs. Nesterova received 4.8 million rubles. Also, the organization was able to conclude an agreement with the St. Petersburg Committee for Social Policy with the assistance of the deputy.
As specified by Kommersant, Nesterova promoted the interests of two NGOs - Edelweiss and Sunny Wind. Two assistant to the deputy received suspended sentences. Svetlana Khasanova, the NGO leader who also received a suspended sentence for fraud, avoided the imprisonment.
In late June 2019, the management of Development Corporation Joint Stock Company established in 2012 on the basis of Industrial Urals–Polar Urals Open Joint Stock Company was changed. This infamous corporation was repeatedly involved in corruption scandals. Notorious oiler and millionaire Sergei Maslov was its General Director in 2013–2016. In fall 2016, Maslov was arrested for embezzlements – but somehow, the court acquitted him. Immediately after the acquittal, he relocated abroad. The CrimeRussia reviewed the main ‘failures’ of the ‘unsinkable’ corporation, shady schemes pulled off by Maslov and his partners, and connections of the oligarch who has made enormous money on governmental projects. Surprisingly, but the information presented below hasn’t attracted the attention of the law enforcement authorities yet.