Arkhangelsk region Ministry of Internal Affairs ex-Deputy Head sentenced to 10 years for bribery
The court found that the Colonel of the Interior Ministry helped two business structures get tenders for the reconstruction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for $17.300-bribe.
Former Deputy Head of the Arkhangelsk regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Igor Lebedev was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of 4 million rubles ($69.500) with confiscation of property and 700 thousand rubles from his bank account, the Ekho Severa (North Echo) newspaper writes.
The convict was also deprived of a special rank of Colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. It is reported that the verdict of the court inured.
The former Colonel, who held the post of Deputy Head of the logistics department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Arkhangelsk region, was found guilty of Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale and Exceeding Official Powers.
Igor Lebedev at the trial
The former Colonel became a defendant of criminal cases several years ago on the basis of operational materials of the Federal Security Service Administration in the Arkhangelsk region and the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption.
As the court established, Lebedev received more than a million rubles as a bribe for securing the companies SpetsStroyAlyans LLC and SeverEnergo LLC to win a tender for the construction and reconstruction of facilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Knowing that the work was not carried out, Lebedev signed documents for the payment of contracts worth more than 2.5 million rubles.
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