Court in Tyumen sentenced figurant of tomographs' case to eight years
The former head of the regional Tyumen Directorate of Special Objects, Mikhail Mezentsev, was found guilty of receiving $845.000.
By decision of the court, former head of the Tyumen Directorate of Special Objects Mikhail Mezentsev, who was defendant in the so-called case on tomographs, was sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving $845.000 from representatives of a German medical equipment manufacturer for lobbying their interests.
In addition, Mezentsov was fined 50.8 million rubles ($884.000), the press service of the ICR said.
The investigation and the court found that from December 2008 until November 2011, Mezentsev through the intermediation of the general director of Stroymontag Sergey Korobov (put on the international wanted list – ed. The CrimeRussia) received a bribe of $845.000 from the German company Lamitec-Medicals GmbH for the opportunity to deliver of high-tech medical equipment at a deliberately high price for the oncology center under construction in Tyumen.
Former member of the Federation Council believes that this once again points to numerous violations and falsification of evidence during the investigation of his criminal case on charges of bribe-taking in the amount of 27.5 million rubles ($457 thousand).