Mercedes of ex-Chief Physician of Southern Urals hospital convicted for bribery sold for $55 thousand

Mercedes of ex-Chief Physician of Southern Urals hospital convicted for bribery sold for $55 thousand
Rostislav Veligosha

Rostislav Veligosha was sentenced to a 3 million 575 thousand rubles ($54.4 thousand) fine. He paid off a part of it after he sold his real estate. After he sold a car, there remained 800 thousand rubles ($12.1 thousand) to pay off left.

In the Urals, officers of the court have sold a Mercedes Benz E200 car that had belonged to an ex-Chief Physician of a Korkino hospital in Chelyabinsk region Rostislav Veligosha convicted for bribery for 690 thousand rubles ($10.5 thousand), reports 74.ru.

Veligosha was found guilty of bribe taking (item 3 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in July, 2017. The investigation theory is that from October, 2012 till August, 2014, he - while in a position of a Chief Physician of a Korkino hospital #2 in Chelyabinsk region - tied up contracts related to security of the institute without a tender with the only service provider, and received a payoff for it. Court found him guilty of receiving of 65 thousand rubles ($990) from the private security company, and sentenced him to a 3 million 575 thousand rubles ($54.4 thousand) fine which is an amount equal to five times the bribe.

The debtor managed to defer the sentence till December, 2019. In 2018, he sold his real property and transferred the court officers about 2 million rubles ($30.4 thousand). Taking into consideration the money he received after he had sold his car, there remained 800 thousand rubles ($12.1 thousand) to pay off left.

Limited liability company under the laws of Russian Federation and private security company Grifon-1 which the Physician had received bribes from was convicted on charges of illegal gratification on behalf of a legal entity (item 1 of 19.28 of the Administrative Offences Code of the Russian Federation). The enterprise was sentenced to a 500 thousand rubles ($7.6 thousand) fine. Head of the media office of the Federal Bailiff Service in Chelyabinsk region Olga Shebanova noted that the purpose of payment had been exposedly indicated in the private security company’s documents: “A kick-back for Veligosha.”

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