Russian lawmaker’s aide sentenced to prison for extortion

July 15, 2014

The Khoroshevsky District Court in Moscow has sentenced Alexei Shirikhin, an aide to a State Duma lawmaker, to 5.5 years in prison in a 100,000 rubles ($2,915) extortion case, the court’s press secretary, Olga Litsareva, told RAPSI on Tuesday.