Ex-Head of Arctic Rosprirodnadzor is sentenced to 7 years in maximum security penal colony
The former official was found guilty of especially large bribes.
The Murmansk Oktyabrsky court has sentenced the former Head of Rosprirodnadzor in Murmansk region Ruslan Tishchenko: 7 years in the maximum security penal colony and a fine of 50 million rubles. In addition to imprisonment and a fine, the former Head of Rosprirodnadzor was deprived of class rank. The investigation proved the guilt of the former officials of taking bribes.
According to investigators, corrupters gave Tishchenko funds for providing protection in certain issues, the solution of which was part of the duties of the Head of the Department. The prosecution alleged that the official received bribes in the amount of 5.9 million rubles.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?