Ex-Head of Ministry of Internal Affairs in Vladimirsky region received suspended sentence for embezzlement
The former Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is accused of malfeasance.
The former Head of the regional Department of the Internal Affairs of Russia in Vladimirsky region Sergey Gubarev received a sentence of two years and four months' imprisonment with a probation period of two years. In addition, the policeman had been deprived of the right to hold public office for three years. The verdict can be appealed.
According to investigators, Gubarev, starting from the date of taking office in 2012, has repeatedly exceeded his official powers for personal purposes: to buy gasoline for his car at public expense, receive free food and treated his relatives in a private clinic. The defendant pleaded guilty and voluntarily paid compensation in the amount of 315 thousand rubles.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?