October 16 2009
A Russian sergeant major has been sentenced by a military court to 10 years at a maximum security penal colony for espionage on behalf of Georgia, RIA Novosti reports.
Dzhemal Nakaidze pleaded guilty to selling state secrets to Georgian special services from February through November 2008.
The crimes could have brought a 20-year sentence. Prosecutors in the North Caucasus military court reportedly sought a sentence of 12.5 years. The court apparently handed down a lighter...
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