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Ex-official received 10 years in prison for a bribe and drugs on Sakhalin

Ex-official received 10 years in prison for a bribe and drugs on Sakhalin
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A former official on Sakhalin was convicted of receiving bribes on a large and especially large scale, as well as for possession of drugs. The court sentenced him to ten years in a maximum security colony.

According to the press service of the regional prosecutor's office, the former vice-mayor of the Kholmsk city district Sergey Geychenko received a bribe from contractor companies in the amount of 2013 thousand rubles in 2014-800. In return, he promised to assist in the speedy conclusion and execution of municipal contracts. This was the first tranche of the ten million rubles promised to him.

Geychenko was also found guilty of possession of narcotic drugs in a significant amount. In 2016-2017, he stored 2,34 grams of drugs in his office apartment. In addition to ten years of imprisonment, for eight years he is not allowed to occupy senior positions in state bodies and local self-government bodies, state and municipal enterprises. He did not admit his guilt.

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