Nizhny Novgorod: Deputy head of Cadastral Federal Council branch sentenced to 8 years for bribery
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.
The Nizhny Novgorod District Court has imposed a sentence on the high-ranking official, ex-Deputy Director of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of the Cadastral Federal Council Kirill Tabakov.
As reported by the local media, for receiving a bribe of 12 million rubles, the former government employee will spend the next 8 years in a strict-regime colony and will have to pay a fine of 360 million rubles ($6 million).
According to the investigation, in 2014, there was an attempt to give a large-scale bribe to Kirill Tabakov for releasing third persons of the right to land and deregistering the real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod. The briber was planning to build a business-class hotel in their place.
Apart from the official, Director of Geostroyinvest LLC Roman Tyumenkov and the director general of one of the Nizhny Novgorod companies are also defendants in the criminal case. The ICR Investigation Directorate of the Volga Federal District initiated criminal proceedings under Art. 290 (Attempted bribery on an especially large scale) and 291 (Mediation in bribery on an especially large scale, bribe-giving on an especially large scale) of the Russian Criminal Code against them.
Roman Tyumenkov has also been sentenced to 8 years of strict-regime colony. In addition, the court imposed fines of 4 million rubles ($67.4 thousand) on each of his lawyers – Viktor Obraztsov and Natalya Ofitserova – recognizing them as accomplices of the crime and temporarily prohibiting them from engaging in legal practice.
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