Former head of Kuzbass Main Directorate of Federal Penitentiary Service sentenced to 8.5 years in colony for bribes
Besides that, Konstantin Antonkin has been ordered to pay a 44 million rubles ($695 thousand) fine.
Court in Kemerovo rendered a guilty verdict against a former head of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation in the region Konstantin Antonkin, having found guilty of taking a bribe.
According to the case file, from 2012 up to 2013, Antonkin misused the power of his office, having illegally signed a government contract for development of documentation relating to estimates for a project of construction of a new pretrial detention centre in Kuzbass.
The head of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service persuaded the senior executives of the construction company to tie up a subcontract for development of this documentation with another company. For this, he received 10 million rubles ($158 thousand) from a head of the subcontract company. However, the project documentation related to the new remand prison was not made. With that, budget funds worth of more than 44 million rubles ($695 thousand) were spent illegally.
Antonkin pleads not guilty and is intent on appealing against the sentence. The prosecution asked for 9 years in a strict regime for him, but a judge sent the ex-head to a colony for 8.5 years, having sentenced him to a 44 million rubles ($695 thousand).