Former penal establishment employee sentenced to 3.5 years for taking bribes from inmates

Former penal establishment employee sentenced to 3.5 years for taking bribes from inmates

In the Vladimir Region, court sentenced a former employee of the Federal Penitentiary Service to 3.5 years in prison for bribery and extortion from prisoners.

According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Vladimir Region, the court found the evidence, collected by investigation ample for establishing the guilt of the former Chief of the Department of educational work with inmates of the Correnctional Camp No. 7 of the Federal Government Institution of the FPSR (Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia), Internal Service Captain Mikhail Neumeykov. The man was found guilty of committing a number of corruption crimes, namely part 3 of Art. 290 (Bribe-Taking by an official), part 1 of Art. 291.2 of the Russian Criminal Code (Corruption on a small scale), and part 3 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling committed by a person abusing its official powers).

During the investigation and subsequent trial, it was found that in the period from 2014 to 2015 Mikhail Neumeykov, as a member of the penal establishment possessing great experience in working with prisoners, used his official position for personal gain.

As it was found by the law enforcement officers, the former camp employee took to bosom one of the convicts; he used the convict for nosing about inmates wishing to receive help and protection in prison. Following that, Mikhail Neumeykov conspired directly with those inmates.

Among services, rendered to the prisoners, there were preparation of positive characteristics and documents to the parole board, creation of comfortable and lightweight conditions for serving the sentence, removal of unjustified sanctions and use of incentives, bringing of prohibited items into the prison territory. The investigating authorities noted that this was not the full list of services, provided to the inmates by the Chief of the Correctional Camp No. 7 in return for cash rewards.    

It was found that over two years of such cooperation with six inmates he received over 155 thousand rubles through the intermediaries. Mikhail spent the money transferred to his bank card on personal needs. It is noteworthy that in addition to the money he agreed to take bribes in the form of office supplies, peat, and screws.  

He was dismissed from his position on February 20 on the order of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service management. During the investigation and subsequent trial, Mikhail Neumeykov fully admitted his guilt.

The Kovrov City Court sentenced him to 3.5 years in maximum security penal colony. In addition, by a court decision he is prohibited to hold positions in government agencies related to the execution of organizational and administrative powers for 3 years after serving the sentence.  



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