Chuvash republic: Ex-deputy warden of correctional camp No. 3 convicted of exceeding official powers

Chuvash republic: Ex-deputy warden of correctional camp No. 3 convicted of exceeding official powers

Former correctional camp No. 3 (Novocheboksarsk) prison deputy warden has been sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison for bribery, forging documents, and delivering cellphones to inmates.

The Leninsky District Court of Chuvashia has convicted 34-year-old Andrey Darmogray of violation of part 1 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code (Exceeding Official Powers).

As correctional camp No. 3 (IK-3) deputy warden, Andrey Darmogray did not report a fight between two inmates to the IK-3 administration on February 16, according to the ICR Chuvashia Department. One of the inmates beat another, injuring his eye. Darmogray wanted to convince the administration he did his job well and persuaded the injured inmate to write an explanation saying he accidentally injured himself. He forced the victim not to report to the police and promised to help with getting out on parole.

The convict also took a bribe of 207,000 rubles ($3.59 thousand) and sneaked in 174 cellphones and 55 chargers for an inmate between April and August of 2016, according to investigators. The inmate sold them to other inmates later.

Andrey Darmogray pleaded not guilty. However, the court found him guilty. He is going to spend the next 2 years and 3 months in medium-security prison.

It is worth mentioning that he was initially charged with violation of article 290, part 5, item c (bribery) of the Code as well. However, the court decided to prosecute him for exceeding official powers.

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