Novosibirsk: Former head of City Hall's Department for Industry sentenced to 8 years over bribe
The Novosibirsk Central District Court convicted former Head of the City Hall Department for Industry, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Nikolay Terekhov of corruption.
The court has ruled on a case against the public official, sentencing him to 8 years in high-security prison and a fine of 5 million rubles ($84.8 thousand).
The public official demanded a 5-million-rubles bribe for assistance in allocating a land lot, according to investigators. The FSB arrested him when he was taking the first part (1.5 million rubles or $25 thousand) of the bribe in December of 2015.
The Russian Investigative Committee submitted a motion to the court and it proceeded to arrest the public official.
Terekhov’s trial began a year ago. The former public official pleaded not guilty, claiming the FSB framed him.
Nikolay Terekhov also said he was going to appeal the decision in the Russian Supreme Court or even in the European Court of Human Rights, if he had to.
Joint business of Industry and Trade Minister’s father and Rostec Director’s son in Moscow and Gelendzhik
The company of the father of the Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the son of the General Director of the corporation Rostec has interests in winemaking and building apartments in Gelendzhik, as well as in the hotel business, taxi service and financial services in Moscow.
The damage from illegal actions of lumberjacks is estimated at 1 billion rubles ($16.8m). Without ties with the government and the police, it would be impossible to conduct activities on such a scale, the Head of the region is sure.