Ex-head of Lipetsk Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate tried to bribery

Ex-head of Lipetsk Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate tried to bribery
Gennady Cheykin

According to the investigation, the former head of the Service got a kickback from a businessman.

In the Lipetsk region, former Head of the regional directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service Gennady Cheykin has become a defendant in the criminal case of Bribe-Taking. The investigation believes he had received a 1.5-million-ruble ($22,747) kickback from a local businessman. This is reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee. 

In particular, it was the director of the Usmansky Vegetable Oil Plant, who gave the official the money through his deputy. In exchange, as Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate, Cheykin signed state contracts with the company for the supply of 500 tons of vegetable oil worth more than 35 million rubles ($530,600) for the needs of correctional colonies. 

In addition, the investigation has revealed Cheykin’s insurance frauds. For example, in 2013, he provided an insurance company with false information about getting injured during the performance of his official duties and attached the relevant documents to his application. As a result, the official received compensation in the amount of 200 thousand rubles ($3 thousand) and registered a disability, demanding from the employer to pay him a one-time compensation, as well as insurance in the amount of 2.5 million rubles ($37,900). However, his claims were not satisfied in court. 

A criminal case has been initiated under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an Especially Large Scale), part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art. 159 (Attempt at Bribe-Taking on an Especially Large Scale), part 3 of Art. 228.1 (Insurance Fraud Committed through the Use of One’S Official Position), part 3 of Art. 30, and part 1 of Art. 159.5 (Attempt at Swindling). A preventive measure is being elected for him, 

Apart from Cheykin, another defendant in the case is his former deputy, who is charged with Mediation in Bribery on an Especially Large Scale.

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