Ekaterina Reyfert, the wife of Nikita Belykh, ex-governor of the Kirov region, who was convicted of receiving a bribe for 8 years of strict regime on the eve, called the verdict a death sentence for her husband.
In an interview with the press, her husband told about Belykh’s health-altered process: during the last process she had to demand regular breaks from the court, during which health workers put her husband on an IV drip. When the court began to announce the verdict, Nikita Belykh felt bad. “Eight years, or six with offset, is a death sentence for him,” said Catherine.
In December 2015, KnowAll.rf reported that they had taken out the ex-Minister of Economic Development, who was also convicted of bribery: 8 years of strict regime and 130 million fine.