Engels ex-Prosecutor sentenced to 8.5 years of imprisonment and $17.700 fine
Local businessmen paid Vladimir Zubakin for patronage.
The Engels District Court of the Saratov region handed down a guilty verdict to former prosecutor of the city of Engels Vladimir Zubakin, who was tried for corruption crimes.
Zubakin was found guilty under part 3 of Article 159 (Swindling), part 1 of Article 286 (Exceeding Official Powers), Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking). The prosecutor was sentenced to 8.5 years imprisonment in a strict-security prison and a fine of 5 million rubles ($88.130). It should be noted that the state prosecution requested 11 years of imprisonment for the defendant and a fine of 30 million rubles ($528.150). However, the judge took into account mitigating circumstances: the state of health of the defendant, voluntary compensation for property damage to one victim, the presence of a minor child, the commission of a crime for the first time, positive characteristics.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Zubakin received more than 1 million rubles ($17.700) from local entrepreneurs for exemption from criminal liability and patronage of their business. In addition, the prosecutor was charged with receiving a small bribe in the form of four boxes of vodka Husky worth 10 thousand rubles ($176). Zubakin asked the head of the Engels OBEP for vodka. The policeman tried to maintain good relations with the prosecutor overseeing the activities of law enforcement agencies. Since Zubakin could influence the career of a policeman, he obediently complied with all the requests of a high-ranking acquaintance from the supervisory agency.
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).