MOSCOW, June 25 (RAPSI) – Ex-judge of the Volzhsky District Court of the Samara Region Mikhail Burtsev has been sentenced to 7 years in high-security penal colony for taking a bribe, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

He is also banned from holding public authority posts for 5 years, the statement reads.

In September 2019, Burtsev demanded 500,000 rubles ($7,000) for granting a petition for parole filed by a convict. A month later he was arrested by law enforcement after receiving 250,000 rubles as a bribe from an intermediary.

In November 2019, the qualification board of judges of the Samara Region terminated the powers of Burtsev.