Former deputy chairman of Ryazan Government sentenced to six years for bribes
The court also confiscated the official's apartment worth 4.5 million rubles ($80.000), which he acquired using illegally earned money.
The Soviet District Court of Ryazan found former first deputy chairman of the regional government Dmitry Andreev guilty of swindling using the official position and sentenced him to six years in a strict regime colony.
As the investigation proved, the official received an apartment in the Greater Moscow worth 4.5 million rubles as a bribe. The apartment is now confiscated by the state. Andreev was also banned from holding certain positions for three years.
In addition, it was found that in the period from November 2014 to August 2015 CEO of an agricultural enterprise gave to Andreev a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 for uncompensated use. The investigation qualified this as a bribe on an especially large scale in the form of illegal provision of property services worth 1.7 million rubles (~30.000 USD).
Andreev was also found guilty of embezzling 500,000 rubles (~9.000 USD) from Gennady Nozdrin, the deputy minister of agriculture and foodstuffs of the Ryazan Region.
It is to be added that the former deputy chairman did not admit his guilt, and during the investigation put forward different versions of what happened.
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Earlier, the management of the railway and the place of residence of its high-ranking employees were searched within the bribe case. Investigative actions against head of the railway Alexey Mironov were held in Moscow, where he was on a business trip.