Tula region: First deputy head of Federal Penitentiary Service detained for bribery
Vsevolod Snurnitsyn is suspected of taking a bribe of 1.3 million rubles ($22.5 thousand).
The ICR in the Tula region has initiated a criminal case against the first deputy head of the Tula Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate for taking a bribe on a large scale. This is reported on the website of the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Tula region.
According to the investigation, Vsevolod Snurnitsyn has received a bribe of 300 thousand rubles ($5.2 thousand) from a prisoner serving his sentence for swindling. In exchange, Snurnitsyn promised to assist in mitigating the punishment for the detainee, as well as ensure facilitated conditions of custody. The 300 thousand rubles Snurnitsyn received were just a part of the bribe. The first deputy head planned to get 1.3 million rubles for his help.
The prison officer has been detained; a preventive measure is currently being elected for him.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.