Former Penitentiary Service Head Reimer becomes librarian
The duties of the convicted FSIN Head include maintenance of the colony's books, their issuance, and collection.
Former Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of Russia Alexander Reimer, convicted in the fraud case in the purchase of electronic bracelets, became a librarian in the colony No. 13, where he is serving his sentence. Mash Telegram channel reports.
The duties of the convicted FSIN Head include maintenance of the colony's books, their issuance, and collection. Earlier, the former Head of the FSIN was doing time in a colony in Kaliningrad. There, according to the channel, he worked as a janitor.
Alexander Reimer was convicted in June 2017. He was sentenced to eight years in a colony of the general regime and fined 800 thousand rubles for Swindling (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code) and Abuse of Official Powers (part 3 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code). His deputy Nikolay Krivolapov was convicted too, he was jailed for five years in prison; ex-director of the departmental FSUE Viktor Opredilenov was jailed for six years.
The fraud with electronic bracelets was disclosed in 2012, after the resignation of the Head of the department. According to the investigation, the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service concluded an agreement with FSUE controlled by Opredilenov to purchase electronic bracelets at inflated prices. Losses from their actions were estimated at 2.7 billion rubles ($43.3m).
In May 2018, the Central District Court of Kaliningrad released Nikolay Krivolapov ahead of schedule. He filed a motion over the release on parole, which the court satisfied.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.