Chita Former Deputy Mayor received 12 years for multi-million ruble bribes
Vyacheslav Shulyakovsky bought apartments for orphans at inflated prices on behalf of the Mayor's Office, causing damage to the state on more than 15 million rubles.
The Chita former Deputy Head Vyacheslav Shulyakovsky was found guilty of Abuse of Official Powers, which caused grave consequences (part 3 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code) and Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 6, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). According to RIA Novosti, the court sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment in a maximum security regime colony. In addition, he must pay a fine of 5.6 million rubles.
In addition, the ex-employee of the Chita Infrastructure Development Committee Tatiana Okhrimenko sentenced to 6 years. Owners of realtor firms Alexander Krutikov and Ivan Maltsev got 5 years probation. They were accused of abuse of official powers, bribe-giving incitement, and mediation in the abuse of official powers.
The investigation established that Shulyakovsky received bribes from owners of realtor companies Domaks and Kreditlayn – Krutikov and Maltsev - for winning the auction for the purchase of property for orphans at the request of the City Administration in 2010-2012. Remain candidates for participation in the auction were dissected using information technologies - in the announcement about the upcoming auction, posted on the Internet, Ohrimenko replaced some of the letters in the words so that the search query did not give any information about it.
Thus, auctions won same firms that sold apartments of the City Hall at inflated prices. In particular, the Administration of Chita acquired approximately 60 apartments totaling more than 75 million rubles, overpaying at least 15 million rubles. From each apartment Shulyakovsky receive 25-50 thousand rubles, earning a whole 2 million 825 thousand rubles.
Vyacheslav Shulyakovsky works in the Chita Administration since 2003. For a long time he worked as the Deputy Head of the Committee for the construction and development of the city infrastructure. In 2013, he took over his Chief - Anatoly Kulikov, who was arrested on charges of taking bribes in a large scale by group of persons on prior agreement. In February 2014 Shulyakovsky himself was arrested.
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A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.