Bryansk ex-official sentenced to $2.600-fine for bribing traffic police official
Former Deputy Head of Pochepsky district of the Bryansk region Vyacheslav Marochkin has been sentenced to a fine of 150 thousand rubles ($2.600) for bribing traffic police inspector.
In addition, the court has deprived the ex-official of the right to hold positions in government bodies for three years.
According to the regional ICR Investigations Directorate, January 19 this year, drunk Vyacheslav Marochkin was driving a car and was stopped by a traffic police officer in Pochep. To avoid punishment for drunk driving, he gave the traffic inspector 50 thousand rubles ($874) as a bribe.
Later, the official was prosecuted under Part 3 of Art. 291 of the Russian Criminal Code (Giving a bribe to a functionary for committing wittingly unlawful actions (inaction). The court found him guilty of the crime and sentenced him to an administrative fine of 150,000 rubles (2,600 dollars) and forbade him to work in the government for the next three years.
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