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Russian ex-governor gets 9,5 years in prison for bribery

14:50 22/07/2013

MOSCOW, July 22 (RAPSI) -A court in central Russia's Tula Region sentenced its former governor, Vyacheslav Dudka, to 9,5 years in prison for taking a 40 million ruble ($1.2 million) bribe.

According to investigators, in November 2010, then governor Dudka and Volkov, who headed the regional property and land management department, took a 40 million ruble kickback from the GRINN corporation, in return for leasing it a plot of land in Tula for three years for the corporation to build a supermarket there.

The prosecution had previously called for Dudka, who served as Tula Region governor between 2005 and 2011, to be sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison and Volkov to four years.

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Russian ex-governor gets 9,5 years in prison for bribery

14:50 22/07/2013 A court in central Russia's Tula Region sentenced its former governor, Vyacheslav Dudka, to 9,5 years in prison for taking a 40 million ruble ($1.2 million) bribe.
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