Mari El: Former prison employee goes to high-security prison for 8 years for attempting to sell drugs to inmates
An inspector of the Prison No. 4 wanted to exchange drugs for souvenir knives, tables (a board game, translator’s note), and jewelry boxes with inmates.
The court convicted a 30-year-old former employee of Prison No. 4 in Mari El Republic. The man worked as a junior inspector there. He was convicted of exceeding official power and illegal drug trafficking using his official position.
The employee and an inmate agreed the former would smuggle 13 mobile phones and drugs for the latter, as found out by specialists during an investigation. The employees asked for 8 souvenir knives, 3 tables sets, and jewelry boxes. The inmate’s acquaintance handed the employee forbidden items for him to smuggle them to the inmate. They met in Yoshkar-Ola. The employee was later dismissed.
The court found the former employee guilty and sentenced him to 8 years in high-security prison. Moreover, the court barred him from holding public offices in governmental, management, and business-and-administrative structures.
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