Kamensk-Uralsky ex-Mayor got 8 years in colony for bribe-taking
In addition to imprisonment, a court fined Mikhail Astakhov 12 million rubles ($190.5 thousand).
Sinarsky District Court in the Sverdlovsk region sentenced the ex-Mayor of Kamensk-Uralsky, Mikhail Astakhov, accused of Bribe-Taking (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), to 8 years' imprisonment and a fine of 12 million rubles ($190.5 thousand), the press service of the prosecutor's office in the region informs.
The pecuniary penalty imposed on Astakhov is equivalent to twice the size of the bribe. Moreover, the former Head of the city was deprived of state awards.
According to the investigators, in 2014, Astakhov several times received bribes from the director of a company, which acted as a contractor in contracts for the construction of a kindergarten and two apartment buildings as part of the program for relocation of Kamensk-Uralsky residents from dilapidated housing. For this, the city authorities accepted the works of companies, including those uncompleted.
According to the Investigative Committee, in total, Astakhov received about 6 million rubles ($95.2 thousand) in the form of money and property, including a car, from a representative of the construction company. At the time of initiation of the criminal case, he served as Managing Director of the administration of the Southern Administrative District of the Sverdlovsk region. The official was detained in May 2018 and placed under house arrest.