MOSCOW, February 1 (RAPSI) – A court has sentenced a former department chief of the Federal Tax Service for Arkhangelsk Region and Nenets Autonomous District Sergey Rodionov to 8 years in prison for graft and abuse of office, RAPSI has learnt from the Investigative Committee’s press service.

Additionally, he has been fined 26 million rubles, according to the statement.

The court found that Rodionov had received two bribes in the amount of 8.9 and 1.3 million rubles  ($118,000 and 17,000) from a firm.