Ex-Head of Engels district released from prison after serving full sentence for bribery
A former official was jailed for 7.5 years.
On Friday, May 25, former Head of the Engels district Mikhail Lysenko was released from the colony No. 10. He was convicted of bribery and served a term of 7.5 years in prison. This is written by Saratov media concerning an unnamed representative of the Federal Penitentiary Service.
It is noted that the former official served the full sentence. He also had to pay 92 million rubles ($1.4m) from the state.
Recall that in addition to a bribe on an especially large scale he was charged with episodes related to the storage of weapons, the creation of the gang and contract killing. However, the jury found these allegations unproven in 2014.
In particular, according to investigators, Lysenko was involved in the abduction of the Engels businessman, the murder of thief in law Nikolay Balashov (Balash), the creation of the gang and the storage of weapons.
The former official applied to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that Russian investigators are delaying the transfer of materials to the court. As a result, the ECHR ordered the Russian Federation to pay Mikhail Lysenko 4850 euros to compensate for moral damage due to prolonged detention without a verdict.
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