MOSCOW, September 12 (RAPSI) – The St. Petersburg City Court has mitigated a 2.5-year prison sentence of a Dagestan native Shamil Omargadzhiyev involved in a criminal case over attempted terror attack in the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg by 6 months, the Unified press service of St. Petersburg courts has told RAPSI. 

The court has also reduced a fine imposed on the defendant from 50,000 ($720) to 30,000 rubles ($430). 

The man was found guilty of failure to report a planned terror attack and illegal possession of the Kalashnikov assault rifle in late June.

According to prosecutors, Russian citizen Yevgeny Yefimov decided to commit a terror attack on November 8, 2017. Investigators claimed that he planned bombing to happen on December 16 but failed to actualize his plan as he was arrested on December 14. He repeatedly discussed the crime’s details with Omargadzhiyev and two other defendants Aliskhan Esmurziyev and Firuz Kalavurov.

On June 27, Esmurziyev received 2 years in penal colony settlement and a 50,000-ruble fine as part of the case. The defendant pleaded guilty to failure to report a crime.

Yefimov was sentenced to 5 years in a high security penal colony on August 9.