Ural UEBiPK fixer jailed for 3 years over bribe extortion
Officer Isaev demanded 1.5 million rubles ($26.300) from a veterinarian for dropping forgery charges against her.
The Sverdlovsk Regional Court passed a verdict against Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Isaev, the former senior operative for priority cases of the Department for Economic Security and Combating Corruption (UEBiPK) with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) in the Sverdlovsk region.
The court found the ex-security official guilty under part 3 of Art. 30 and part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Attempted Swindling committed by a person through his official position, as well as on a large scale).
According to CrimeRussia’s previous reports, Isaev was detained late on August 12, 2016 when he was taking a part of the bribe amounting to 200.000 rubles ($3.500) through an intermediary. The total amount the policeman demanded was 1.5 million rubles ($26.300), according to investigators. In return, the UEBiPK officer promised a veterinarian of Yekaterinburg Veterinary Administration to hold no more inspections and drop forgery charges against the woman (who had allegedly issued fake veterinary certificates). Notably, Isaev had no say in the situation, as the investigation established.
The court sentenced Yevgeny Isaev to 3 years of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony. The ex-policeman was taken into custody in the courtroom; he had been under house arrest before the verdict. The verdict has not yet entered into legal force and can be appealed by the parties.
Meanwhile, Ura.ru found out that the veterinarian incident was not unique in the Lieutenant Colonel’s practice: his method implied initiation of inspections at commercial firms when their equipment would get seized, as well as their produce and documentation. This is how Isaev would terrorize enterprises operating in trading base on Ispytatelei Street in Koltsovo. Cossack Oleg Shishov known for his involvement in the Gypsy settlement massacre on September 3, 2016 (among the defenders) was one of his victims. However, no new incidents have been added to Isaev’s file yet.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).