Former Deputy Chief of Komi Head Administration convicted of bribery
The court sentenced Alexander Serditov to a suspended sentence and a fine of 4.3 million rubles ($73.700).
The court found guilty former Deputy Chief of the Komi Head Administration and Government of Komi Alexander Serditov of abuse of authority, bribery and illegal participation in business activities.
As Interfax reports, the official was sentenced to five years probation with a probation period of two years. In addition, Serditov was sentenced to fines of 4.3 million rubles ($73.700) and 200 thousand rubles ($3.500), and deprived of the right to hold positions in the civil service and in local government for three years.
The criminal case against Alexander Serditov and general director of JSC Syktyvkarsky Likerovodochny Zavod Vladimir Tyapkin was initiated in December last year. They are charged with Swindling committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy using the official position on an especially large scale (part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.