Thursday, November 23, 2017

Former deputy head of Yekaterinburg sentenced to prison

Victor Konteeva, the former deputy head of Yekaterinburg, was recently sentenced to 18 years in prison for the alleged murder of two businessmen.

Konteev first began overseeing Yekaterinburg trade markets in 1992; he was arrested in August 2011 on charges of murder, bribery and extortion, RIA Novosti reports.

Konteeva was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in a penal colony and fined $14,517, according to Vladimir Markin, the official representative of the investigative committee. He faced the possible maximum life sentence.

Twelve other defendants appeared in the case, one of whom died in a hospital prison of tuberculosis, according to RIA Novosti.