A court in Moscow has sentenced Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, the former head of the Defense Ministry’s property branch, to five years behind bars after finding her guilty of large-scale embezzlement, money laundering and theft.
Four more people were sentenced to prison terms between 3 and 1/2 to 4 and 1/4 years, Russian news agencies reported Friday. The court also ordered Vasiliyeva and her accomplices to pay damages of over 123 million roubles ($2.4 million).
The sentence is a result of the so-called RosOboronServis case – the probe launched in 2012 into corruption in the joint stock company that was the property-managing branch of the Defense Ministry. Russia’s top law enforcement agency, the Investigative Committee, accused Vasiliyeva and several other top managers of the company of selling state property to friendly commercial structures at artificially lowered prices.
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