Former official of Tatarstan federal property agency gets 4 years for graft
MOSCOW, November 25 (RAPSI) – In Russia's Tatarstan a court has sentenced a former acting chief of the territorial directorate of the Federal Property Management Agency (Rosimushchestvo) Albert Gatin to 4 years behind bars for receiving a 10 million-ruble bribe (over $155,000), the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
Additionally, the defendant has been barred from holding certain posts for 3 years.
According to investigators, the local office of Rosimushchestvo signed a state contract on gathering, transportation and disposal of chemical agents on a land plot in the city of Nizhnekamsk. After the contract conclusion Gatin demanded 10 million rubles from the firm’s head for unrestricted signing of the acceptance certificate.
When received the money, Gatin signed the acceptance certificate without checking the execution of the contract, the statement reads.