Former head of Tambov’s Federal Tax Service convicted of taking bribes put on wanted list
Lyubov Krugova sentenced to serve a total of nine years’ imprisonment escaped before she was transferred to correctional institutions. Until her conviction became enforceable, she was under house arrest.
According to Kommersant Daily, former head of Department of Federal Tax Service in Tambov Oblast Lyubov Krugova who is convicted of taking bribes is now put on the wanted list for a second time. Regional office of the Federal Penal Correction Service explained that Krugova who was under house arrest until her conviction became enforceable managed to escape from the police before she was transferred to correctional institutions.
In April, 2018, Morshansky Court in Tambov Oblast sentenced Krugova to imprisonment and a fine of 25 million rubles ($367.7 thousand) with the seizure of her car and real estate. She was found guilty of taking bribes from executives of several companies over the 2006 to 2013 period in exchange for protection (items 1, 2, 4, 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Investigators believe that the total cost of what Krugova received from businessmen is 14 million rubles ($205.8 thousand). The criminal case was opened in mid-January, 2015. Her assets and money were seized during the investigation. As for Krugova, she pleaded not guilty both during the preliminary investigation and in court.
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