Former St. Petersburg lawmaker sentenced to 3 years for corruption denied parole
MOSCOW, October 1 (RAPSI) – Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg has denied release on parole for the former member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Vyacheslav Notyag convicted of taking bribes, the United press service of the city’s courts has told RAPSI.
Notyag was sentenced to three years in a high-security prison and fined one million rubles in January 2018.
Pursuant to case materials, in June 2015, Notyag offered businessman Oleg Glushchenko give him bribes in amounts no less than 300,000 rubles ($4,500) quarterly. In turn, the lawmaker promised not to hinder construction works the businessman’s firm carried out in a city district.
In such a manner, according to investigators, the defendant has frequently accepted bribes totaling to no less than 1 million rubles (about $15,000 at current exchange rate) over this period of time.
Officers of the Federal Security Service Directorate for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region have arrested Notyag at the moment the businessman passed 600,000 rubles ($9,000) to him.