Moscow: A Russian court sentenced ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil giant Rosneft.
Court bailiffs put handcuffs on Ulyukayev and escorted him to a cage in the courtroom after the presiding judge, Larisa Semyonova, had pronounced the sentence.
The court also ruled that Ulyukayev must pay a fine of more than 130 million roubles ($2.21 million).
($1 = 58.8590 roubles)
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