MOSCOW, May 11 - RAPSI. A court has issued a suspended sentence to Informtekh Director Alexander Murach for the sale of counterfeit measuring equipment for nuclear and hydro power plants' turbines, the Prosecutor General's Office reports on Friday.

As per the terms of a contract signed in May 2007, Murach supplied three multifunctional measuring instruments worth 1.478 million rubles ($49,000) developed by his company. The equipment was intended for measuring the vibration of turbines operating at nuclear and hydro power plants.

"As Informtekh had neither the license nor certificate obligatory for making this type of equipment, Murach provided the purchaser with fake test and operation certificates," the office stated.

The certificates contained false information on the mandatory testing of the equipment.

Murach has been charged with fraud and sentenced to three years in prison with an 18-month probation period.