Tsybko's case: 14 years of imprisonment for $44.200 bribe
The Prosecutor also asked the court to impose a fine of 500 million rubles ($8.8m) and confiscate the property.
The Ozersky City Court ended the statement of the prosecution in the debate on the criminal case of ex-Senator from the Chelyabinsk region Konstantin Tsybko, accused of receiving two multimillion bribes.
The Prosecutor asked the court to appoint Tsybko a punishment in the form of a 14-year imprisonment in a strict regime penal colony and a fine of 500 million rubles. In addition, the ex-member of the Federation Council will be deprived him of the right to work in the government for three years, and he also asked to confiscate his property in the form of shares in three Moscow apartments. The state Prosecutor believes that all this property was acquired for criminal proceeds.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Tsybko is accused of receiving two bribes on an especially large scale (part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The prosecution believes that 17.5 million rubles were paid by Mayor of Ozersk Yevgeny Tarasov for his help in the appointment to the post in 2011. 10 million rubles ($176.900) bribe was given by local businessman Oleg Laknitsky in 2012 for promoting the development of his business in the Chelyabinsk region.
The ex-Senator denied all charges against him. According to him, they met with Tarasov after he became Mayor.
It should be noted that Tsybko became the first Russian Senator to be deprived of immunity to initiate a criminal case. On June 25, 2014, the Federation Council deprived him of immunity for the period of investigation of the criminal case.
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