Yamal: Deputy head of MIA department caught on bribery with highly prized fish
On the Yamal Peninsula, former Deputy Head of the police Yakhya Bekishiev has been sentenced to 7 years in a maximum-security prison for receiving 1 ton of some highly prized edible varieties of fish as a bribe.
The Yamal District Court has given ex-Deputy of MIA department Yakhya Bekishiev 7 years and 2 months in a maximum-security prison.
During the investigation and subsequent legal proceedings, the specialists found that in December 2014 and in March 2015, the policeman received 1 ton of highly prized fish muksun as a bribe from a local citizen, who had been illegally fishing in the Yamal region. Meanwhile, In accordance with the fishing rules in force in the West Siberian Fisheries Basin, fishing of this variety is prohibited.
The police officer was also caught stealing the gourmet fish; in February 2015, he stole 1.5 tons of fish from a local citizen, causing him damage in the amount of 400 thousand rubles ($6,728).
The court found Bekishiev guilty of receiving a large bribe in the form of property (part 3 of Article 290, item c part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code) and theft with causing major damage (item c part 3 of Art. 158). The corrupt ‘guardian of order’ has been dismissed from the police and sentenced to 7 years and 2 months in a strict-regime colony. In addition, he has been deprived of the right to work in law enforcement bodies for 3 years.
The Federal Penitentiary Service (FPS) of Russia has been rocked by new scandals. Several regional FPS bosses and Nikolai Barinov, a former deputy head of the agency, have been detained for bribe-taking. What could be the consequences of these high-profile arrests for the penitentiary service as a whole and for its Director Gennady Kornienko?