The Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg on Thursday found ex-deputy director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Nikolay Barinov guilty of taking about 110 million rubles (about $2 million) in bribes during a detention center construction and sentenced him to 3.5 years in high security prison, the United press service of St. Petersburg courts told RAPSI.
Additionally, the defendant was ordered to pay a 950,000-ruble ($15,000) fine.
A prosecutor earlier demanded a 2.5-year prison term and a 1-million-ruble fine for Barinov, the statement reads.
According to investigators, between May 2007 and December 2012, Barinov acting as the FSIN deputy director and supervisor of building a detention facility in St. Petersburg, regularly received bribes from top managers of firms engaged in the construction.
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