MOSCOW, June 1 (RAPSI) – The Seventh Cassation Court of General Jurisdiction on Tuesday upheld an 11-year prison sentence passed on the former deputy Governor of Russia’s Kurgan Region Roman Vanyukov for taking bribes worth over 5 million rubles ($70,000), the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Last June, a court convicted and sentenced Vanyukov to jail. Additionally, Vanyukov was fined 9 million rubles (about $125,000) and barred from taking state and municipal posts for 5 years. Moreover, according to the ruling, over 5.1 million rubles found in the house of the defendant, his sister were ordered to be forfeited to the state.

According court records, since 2018 Vanyukov administering road maintenance funding has received over 5 million rubles from several economic entities as bribes. However, he wanted to receive over 27 million rubles (about $370,000) in total but was arrested.