A former Russian lawmaker has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for his role in organizing the high-profile killing in 1998 of lawmaker Galina Starovoitova.
The ruling against Mikhail Glushschenko was handed down by a court in St. Petersburg on August 28.
In 2013, Glushchenko was charged with complicity in the murder of Starovoitova, a democratic reformer, and co-chair of the Democratic Russia party.
In March 2015, Glushchenko made a deal with investigators and claimed businessman Vladimir Barsukov ordered Starovoitova's killing after she blocked him from establishing ties with a number of corrupt city officials.
Starovoitova was shot dead in her apartment building in St. Petersburg on November 20, 1998.
In 2005, a St. Petersburg court sentenced two men to 20 and 23 1/2 years in jail for their roles in the assassination.
Barsukov was previously jailed on other charges unrelated to Starovoitova's killing but was later released from prison.