Ex-Minister of Communications of Perm Territory receives suspended sentence for fraud worth tens of millions
Yevgeny Baluyev pleaded guilty and asked not to be deprived of his freedom.
The court in Perm passed a verdict on Yevgeny Baluyev, the former minister of communications and information development of the region, having found him guilty of fraud. The ex-official was sentenced to six years of a suspended sentence with a probation period of five years, and also to a fine of 800 thousand rubles (~13.000 USD).
It is noteworthy that the prosecution asked five years of a suspended sentence for the person of interest, since the official pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation.
According to investigators, as a minister, Yevgeny Baluyev, as well as the director of the Krai State Independent Organization called Perm Territory Multifunctional Center for Providing State and Municipal Services, Dmitry Dymbrilov, his deputy Natalia Gladkova and entrepreneur Ivan Ovchinnikov created a criminal group and stole funds allocated for the repair of multifunctional centers. The amount of damage exceeded 24 million rubles (~382.000 USD). Another 2 million rubles (~32.000 USD) were stolen issued as bonus payments.
In November 2017, a guilty verdict was delivered with regards to the former minister – he was sentenced to six years in a general regime colony, but then, in February 2018, the regional court reversed this decision and released Baluyev from a pre-trial detention center, sending the case for revision on the basis of revealed procedural violations.
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