Sentence of Tambov Emergencies Ministry deputy head upgraded after appeal of prosecutor's office
Earlier, the court sentenced the official to a suspended sentence of 7.5 years. The Prosecutors’ Office found the punishment too lenient. After appealing the verdict, it was changed for 5 years in a high-security prison.
Igor Fatkin, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Tambov region, accused of corruption, was given five years in a high-security colony, the website of the regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia reads.
Earlier, the court in Tambov sentenced the official to 7.5 years worth of suspended sentence, but the Prosecutor’s Office found the punishment too lenient and appealed against this decision. The Court of Appeal changed the suspended sentence for a real one, as well as fined the accused 1 million 600 thousand rubles ($23.9 thousand).
Earlier, it was established that Fatkin, for a fee, provided patronage to organizations that install, maintain and repair fire systems in buildings. Between 2014 and 2015, he received from a representative of one of the companies 780 thousand rubles ($11.6 thousand), and in 2016 - 125 thousand rubles ($1.8 thousand) from another company.
In addition, from the head of one of the enterprises the official monthly received 10% of his income through a subordinate. For a short period of time, the amount of bribes totaled 70 thousand rubles ($1 thousand).
Igor Fatkin was detained by FSB officers on November 18, 2016 after getting another bribe in his office. After that, he was dismissed from service by order of the Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
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