Former Major of Federal Security Service gets 10 years for taking millions in bribes
The sentence was delivered by Krasnodar garrison court.
Krasnodar garrison court found an ex-Major of the Federal Security Service Ivan Starykh guilty of taking bribes, reports Interfax with reference to the court’s data.
According to the sentence, Starykh took a bribe worth of 20 million rubles ($307 thousand) from senior executives of a daughter company of Gazprom located in the Kuban region. In exchange, the ex-Major promised his protection.
Starykh is sentenced under item 6 of article 290 (taking a bribe on an especially large scale) and item 1 of article 285 of Russia’s Criminal Code (abuse of official powers). He will spend 10 years in a strict regime colony. He also has to pay a fine worth of 20 million rubles ($$307 thousand).
The accused was also deprived of his Major title, and he has no right to hold positions in government bodies and local government bodies for 5 years.
The investigation determined that Starykh had arranged inspection of OOO Gazprom Transservis (a daughter company of PAO Gazprom) in Krasnodar region’s town of Temryuk. According to its results, the ex-Major threatened senior executives of the company with a criminal case, but agreed to keep silent for the bribe. The officer was detained when he was taking the bribe through an intermediary.