Head of the Yaroslavl railroad station sentenced for providing protection to illegal carriers
In total, the convict received a bribe of $ 27,000.
The Meshchansky District Court of Moscow sentenced Ruslan Ivashkin, the head of the MIA’s Line Directorate at the Moscow-Yaroslavskaya station, to nine years in a strict regime penal colony for bribes totaling 1.8 million rubles ($ 25,000) (part 6 of Article 290 CCRF) and abuse of authority (Article 285 CC). For four years, the convict received money for the patronage of illegal carriers which took up passengers at the station, the press service of the Moscow Interregional Transport Prosecutor's Office reported.
According to the investigators, Ivashkin ordered his subordinates not to touch the illegal carriers, for which he received from two to 150,000 rubles ($ 2,255) every month, and in the period from January to April 2014 – material values worth about 200,000 rubles ($ 3,000). The money was transferred to bank cards of Ivashkin and his wife.
In addition to the prison term, the court imposed the corrupt official with a five-year ban on working in state bodies. The defense can still appeal the verdict.