Head of Murmansk Rosprirodnadzor may be sentenced to 8 years in prison

Head of Murmansk Rosprirodnadzor may be sentenced to 8 years in prison

The state prosecution has asked the Murmansk Oktyabrsky District Court to imprison the former head of Rosprirodnadzor in the Murmansk Region Ruslan Tishchenko for a term of 8 years with a fine of 10 times the size of the bribes received for each crime committed.

Tishchenko is charged with receiving a bribe by an official on a large scale, for which he will be punished under the p. 6 Art. 290 of the Criminal Code.

Several criminal episodes were proven in the court. For each crime, the regional agency head faces up to 6.5 years of imprisonment.

By partial addition of punishments the state prosecutor asked the court to imprison Tishchenko for a term of 8 years with a fine in the amount of 50 million rubles, and disqualification to hold managerial positions for 3 years.

At that, the Prosecutor's Office took into account several mitigating circumstances: a confession, exposing partners and help in the search of property acquired through the commission of crimes. Also, several chronic diseases of the ex-head of the Murmansk Rosprirodnadzor played their role.

Meanwhile, Tishchenko’s lawyers asked the court not to decide on a real deprivation of liberty. He himself apologized to the residents of the area and repented for the crimes committed.

According to the investigators, on December 26, 2014 Tischenko accused for a bribe of 1.5 million rubles from the representative of LLC Gorodskoy Centr Expertisy (City Expertise Centre) illegally approved for JSC Apatit standards of permissible emissions and waste production. The head of the Rosprirodnadzor and the representative of company were detained at the time of the transfer of money.

Meanwhile, Tishchenko is a person of interest in another criminal case, the investigation of which has not yet been completed. The amounts of bribes in it are much larger. The Head of the Murmansk Rosprirodnadzor is accused of taking bribes in amount of 4.7 million rubles in favor of the subsidiary of the JSC Norilsk Nickel.

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