Chief of penal colony detained for bribery in Kaluga region
In Medyn, FSB operatives have detained Colonel of Internal Service Nikolay Tyapkin for bribe-taking.
The colonel holds the position of chief of maximum-security penal colony No. 4. As Kaluga media report, the operation for his detention was held on December 19, and the following day a preventive measure was selected for the detainee.
The court left the head of the colony at large, placing him under house arrest. The regional law enforcement agencies do not comment on the detention of the FPSR senior officer.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.