Convicted ex-regional governor denied deferral of fine pay-out
MOSCOW, April 25 (RAPSI, Kirill Ryabchikov) – Moscow’s Presnensky District Court on Thursday dismissed a motion to postpone a 48-million-ruble fine ($750,000) filed by ex-governor of the Kirov Region Nikita Belykh convicted of corruption, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
According to the convict, he has no way of paying the fine now, but bailiffs have already additionally fined him 3.4 million rubles for the delay in payments.
However, bailiffs believe that Belykh fails to pay the fine for some other reason.
Currently, Belykh is serving his 8-year prison sentence in the Ryazan Region.
In February 2018, the Presnensky District Court of Moscow found Belykh guilty of taking 400,000 euros in bribes. In addition to the prison term, Belykh was fined 48.2 million rubles (about $750,000 at the current exchange rate) and prohibited from holding state and municipal offices for 3 years.
The court established that Belykh received the bribe in a Moscow restaurant on June 24, 2016. He was arrested by the police red-handed.
In May, the Moscow City Court upheld the prison sentence for Belykh. However, the court allowed him to hold posts in government agencies and municipalities.