Head of Amur Federal Bailiffs Service and assistant embezzle workers’ salaries
The officials have been dismissed being involved in criminal cases. They were sentenced to a written undertaking not to leave the place.
Acting Head of Amur Federal Bailiffs Service Alexei Grishin, 35, and his deputy Vladimir Bondarev, 47, are suspected of misappropriating the money allocated to pay salaries. A criminal case has been initiated against them and two other FBS employees under part 3 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code.
According to the investigation, between February and March 2017, Grishin and his deputy Bondarev took 38.000 rubles ($672), intended for salaries to their subordinates. He was assisted by two other FBS employees, whose names and positions remain undisclosed. The crime was solved after operative and search activities of the local FSB.
The Blagoveshchensk City Court temporarily suspended Grishin and Bondarev granting the motion of the prosecution. The suspects were sentenced to a written undertaking not to leave the place.
We shall add that Grishin had been Acting Head of the Amur FBS since November 2015, when his predecessor got criminal charges. Amur FBS head Vladimir Dubina and his deputy Viktor Shulga were detained in autumn 2015 for abuse of official powers. According to the investigation, they got over 5.7 million rubles ($100.900) from the Russian FBS for the payment of wage arrears to 88 employees of three district departments of the regional administration for the period from 2005 to 2014. After that, the officials decided to give 2.3 million rubles to their subordinates, transferred 3.4 millions to a "savings fund", and paid bonuses to themselves from it. Vladimir Dubina and Viktor Shulga are currently under a written undertaking not to leave the place. In January 2017, the court started considering the case.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).