Ex-St. Petersburg lawmaker’s sentence for corruption upheld
ST. PETERSBURG, May 8 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – The St. Petersburg City Court has upheld a three-year prison sentence and a 1 million-ruble fine given to the former member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Vyacheslav Notyag for bribery, the United press service of St. Petersburg courts has told RAPSI.
Pursuant to case materials, in November through April 2016, Notyag offered businessman Oleg Glushchenko give him bribes in amounts no less than 300,000 rubles ($4,500) quarterly. In turn, the lawmaker promised not to hinder construction works the businessman’s firm carried out in a city district.
In such a manner, according to investigators, the defendant has frequently accepted bribes totaling to no less than 900,000 rubles (about $15,000 at current exchange rate) over this period of time.
Officers of the Federal Security Service Directorate for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region have arrested Notyag at the moment the businessman passed 600,000 rubles ($9,500) to him.