Deputy Head of Correctional Camp No. 4 in Tatarstan sentensed to 9 years for bribery
The court sentenced former Deputy Head of the General Correctional Camp No. 4 in Nizhnekamsk of the regional Federal Penitentiary Service Eduard Abzalov to 9 years of strict regime colony.
In addition, the former Federal Penitentiary Service employee will have to pay a fine of 5 million rubles and will not be able to assume leadership positions within 6 years.
According to the Republican Prosecutor's Office, Ablazov has been found guilty of Exceeding Official Powers (Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code) and systematic Bribe-Taking from prisoners, often on a large scale (Art. 290 and Art. 291.2 of the Russian Criminal Code).
March 2012, as reported by Kommersant, he permitted one prisoner to establish an illegal business of product sale in the colony in exchange for a bribe 280 thousand rubles. In a similar way, Abzalov received bribes totaling more than 2 million rubles from five more detainees in the period from June 2012 to May 2014. Moreover, in 2014, the former officer illegally spent 200 thousand rubles from the budget, allegedly on cattle breeding for the needs of the correctional institution.
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