Amur region court agrees to replace punishment for bribery for ex-head of traffic police with real term
The ex-policeman will serve his sentence in a penal colony.
On May 30, the Court of Appeal changed the sentence to the convicted for bribery former head of traffic police department of the MIA Directorate in the Magdagachinsky district. The prosecutor decided to replace the punishment with a more severe one.
The police officer received from the representative of the gold mining company a bribe for refusing to hold him accountable for violations of the rules for the transport of dangerous goods.
In addition, the head of traffic police department received from the bribe giver a fuel card with a monthly transfer of funds to the balance — for this, KamAZ trucks could move around the territory of the Magdagachinsky district without admission to transport dangerous goods and without documents being checked by the police.
Magdagachinsky district court imposed a punishment, in addition to a fine of 350 thousand rubles ($5,400), deprivation of the right to hold certain positions for 3 years.
The district prosecutor appealed this judgment. The court appointed a former police officer for 3 years in a general regime colony, but the fine was lowered to 100 thousand rubles ($1,500).
The former police officer was taken into custody in the courtroom. The verdict came into force.
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