MOSCOW, June 28 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Monday sentenced ex-head of the 2nd department of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Co-Operation Sergey Garmash to 3 years in high-security penal colony for mediation in bribery, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Additionally, he was fined 2.1 million rubles (about $30,000) and prohibited from holding governance posts for 3 years.

The former official was under house arrest during investigation and trial. He pled guilty in full.

The case of Garmash is related to the prosecution of ex- Minister of Industry and Trade Rizvan Gairbekov, who has allegedly received money for the issuance of license and special permit from the head of NAO company Vasily Klepalov. This March, Klepalov died from a heart decease in a Moscow detention centre.

The Federal Service for Military and Technical Co-Operation is engaged in military and technical cooperation with foreign states.