Yekaterinburg city lawmaker sentenced to 7 years in high security prison
MOSCOW, March 18 (RAPSI) – The Kirovsky District Court in the city of Yekaterinburg has sentenced a former head of the Sverdlovsk Region capital construction department, currently a lawmaker of the city legislative assembly, Oleg Kagilev, and his partner Dmitry Shadrin to 7 years in a maximum security penal colony each, according to a report of URA.ru website.
Both defendants have been also prohibited to hold civil and municipal offices for 5 years, chief assistant prosecutor of the Sverdlovsk Region Marina Kanatova informs.
Kagilev has been sentenced in a case over construction of a President-controlled project, sports facility Sinegorets. The court has established that Kagilev, acting via Shadrin, had offered Vladimir Abramenko, a construction company director, his help in winning a tender for a kickback amounting to 6.6 million rubles (about $85,000 at the current exchange rate). Although winning the tender Abramenko has not given Kagilev the promised bribe.
Abramenko has been accused of a serious fraud; he has left Russia for Ukraine on the day the sentence delivery and has been sentenced to 57 months in a penal colony in absentia.