Former deputy chairman of Ivanovo Region government convicted for taking bribe from ex-mayor
The defendant disrupted the implementation of the project on the installation of “smart stops.”
Ivanovo’s Oktyabrsky District Court sentenced the former First Deputy Prime Minister of the Ivanovo Region, Dmitry Kulikov, to five years in a general regime penal colony with a fine of 3.7 million rubles ($ 60,000). The ex-official was found guilty of receiving 5 million rubles ($ 80,000) from the former head of the city of Ivanovo, Vyacheslav Sverchkov, the ICR reports.
As established by the investigation and the court, in the period from September 2014 to March 2015, Kulikov received money from Sverchkov, which should have been allocated to the gubernatorial fund of targeted programs for the implementation of the project to install “smart stops.” The money did not reach the fund, and the project was not completed.
In addition, from February 2014 to May 2016, Kulikov used a Volksvagen Touareg car for free, which he received from the management of a commercial organization for general patronage. Under the car rental agreement, Kulikov owed the organization almost 246,000 rubles ($ 4,000), but did not pay fees.
The court found Kulikov guilty of swindling on an especially large scale (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF) and accepting a bribe on a large scale (Section “c” of part 5 of Article 290 CCRF).