Krasnoyarsk: ex-deputy minister sentenced to 10 years for bribes
In addition, Nadezhda Marshalkina will have to pay a 190-million-ruble ($3mln) fine.
Former Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Krasnoyarsk region Nadezhda Marshalkina has been sentenced to 10 years’ ordinary imprisonment and a fine of 190 million rubles for receiving several bribes. This is reported by the regional ICR's press service.
According to the investigation, as a deputy minister, the official offered her friend – the head of a large commercial company – to give her a bribe in the amount of 10% of the total value of government contracts for the construction of the Boguchanskaya HPP. Marshalkina thus ‘earned’ 17 million rubles ($269,790). Then the woman managed to convince the entrepreneur to pay her for concluding the state contract for the construction of infrastructure facilities and the opening of freight traffic on the Karabula-Yarki railway line. This time, the ‘service fee’ was 55 million rubles ($873,125).
However, due to the conflict between the businessman and his business partner, Marshalkina managed to get only two cars worth about 4.7 million rubles ($74,612) and 14 million rubles ($222,250) via cashless transfer to the account of her company. After that, the official was detained.
The case against Marshalkina was initiated in October 2015. Since then, she has been in a pre-trial detention center, as investigators believed she could escape or put pressue on key witnesses.
Video: Reading of judgment in case of Nadezhda Marshalkina
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