Ex-official of Russia’s Air Transport Agency gets 8.5 years for $53K bribery
MOSCOW, December 3 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Cheremushkinsky District Court has sentenced Yury Malyshev, a former deputy chief of the Federal Air Transport Agency’s (Rosaviation), to 8.5 years in high-security prison for receiving more than 4 million rubles ($53,000) in bribes, according to a statement of the press service of Moscow’s interdistrict transport prosecutor’s office.
The defendant has been also prohibited from occupying certain positions for 6 years and fined 15.5 million rubles.
The case papers read that from January 2017 to June 2018, Malyshev personally and through intermediary repeatedly took bribes from officials representing iFly air carrier, Aviastar Airline and Streamline OPS for approval of bids to execute charter flights of the companies’ aircrafts. In total, he received over 4 million rubles. Malyshev was put in detention in July 2018.
Guilty sentences have been also delievered against a mediator and bribegivers, according to prosecutors.