Khanty-Mansiysk official sentenced to 8 years in strict regime colony for extortion and bribery
In the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District the former Director of MUP Upravleniye gorodskogo khozyaystva (Urban management) of the town of Pyt-Yah was convicted for extortion and bribery.
Specialists of the Investigative Committtee’s investigation department of the city of Surgut in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District – Yugra gathered enough evidence proving the guilt of the former Head of the municipal unitary enterprise of Upravleniye gorodskogo khozyaystva in Pyt-Yah Alexei Novikov of a crime, in accordance with items (b, c), part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code. The former official was accused of extorting bribes and subsequently obtaining it. The court examined the materials of the case and convicted Alexei Novikov.
During the investigation and subsequent trial, it was established that on January 31 this year, Novikov has received from the Director of the Navigator LLC 700 thousand rubles as a bribe. He demanded this sum from the businessman as a gratitude for the coordination of the amount of payment already made by this firm in favor of the MUE.
The businessman complained to the law enforcement agencies, and the official was arrested red-handed when receiving the required amount from the Director of Navigator, as the police has joined the investigation.
The court sentenced the former official to 8 years in a penal colony with strict regime and a fine of 4.2 million rubles. In addition, the man is deprived of the right to hold any positions in the local Government and the civil service within 2 years after being released from a prison.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.