MOSCOW, March (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Khamovnichevsky District Court has sentenced ex-deputy head of the Defense Ministry’s Competitive Procedure Directorate Alexander Boruvkov to 6.5 years in penal colony for graft and abuse of office, the Investigative Committee’s press service has told RAPSI.

Additionally, he has been fined 368 million rubles (about $5 million). The court has also granted a civil claim to collect over 650 million rubles (about $9 million) from the defendant.

Boruvkov earlier pled guilty.

According to investigators, from February 2014 to August 2017, Boruvkov heading the Ministry’s directorate created obstactles for organizations participating in the government procurement that allowed to resolve the anticompetitive risks and to ensure conclusion of state contracts with organizations of businessman Alexey Kalitin. As a result, the contracts were concluded on terms hard for Russia caused the state damage worth over 650 million rubles.

The court found that during this period Boruvkov acting in an origanized group received a briber worth over 368 million rubles from Kalitin.