Izhevsk cemetery manager accused of bribe-taking as part of criminal group
The defendant in a criminal case received money from representatives of ritual agencies for the allocation of land for burial.
Udmurtia law enforcement officers detained a fifth member of a criminal group engaged in the provision of funeral services. The investigation sent a petition to the court to arrest the 43-year-old manager of Yuzhnoye cemetery in Izhevsk, Dmitry Usatov, the press service of the ICR for the region reports.
According to investigators, the cemetery manager systematically took bribes from representatives of ritual agencies for the allocation of land plots for burial and their improvement. Usatov was detained on February 21, searches were conducted at his workplace and place of residence. The investigators charged the cemetery manager under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking by a group of persons by previous concert on a large scale).
Earlier, a criminal case was opened against four officials of the cemetery administration service of Izhevsk Service of Improvement and Road Facilities.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.