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Court finds guilty former governor of Tula region in bribery case

July 22, 2013, 11:27 UTC+3
The prosecutor earlier asked to sentence Vyacheslav Dudka to 9.5 years in prison with a fine of 900,000 roubles
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TULA, July 22 (Itar-Tass) - The Sovetsky District Court of Tula found guilty former governor of the Tula Region Vyacheslav Dudka and former director of the regional department of proprietary and land relations Viktor Volkov in the criminal case over taking a bribe of 40 million roubles.

“Being a state official, Dudka received a big bribe through a mediator for the actions, which are within the official powers of a state official, who holds the state post in Russia, by a group of people through a preliminary conspiracy,” Judge Igor Alifanov read out the court verdict.

The prosecutor earlier asked to sentence Dudka to 9.5 years in prison with a fine of 900,000 roubles and his stripping of the titles of honorary resident of the city Tula and honorary resident of the city Novomoskovsk in the Novomoskovsk district. Thanks to his active assistance to the exposure of the crime, Volkov was sentenced to four years in prison that is lower than the lowest term in prison for this offence and a fine of 400,000 roubles.

The convicts are to serve the sentence at a tough security penitentiary, after the sentence is served they will be stripped of the right to hold state posts for another three years.

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