Former plenipotentiary of Stavropol Region’s governor convicted of fraud
The official promised an entrepreneur to help avoid penalties for tax evasion.
The City Court of Yessentuki sentenced Sergey Batynyuk, the former envoy of the Stavropol Region’s governor, to 3.5 years of a general regime penal colony for fraud of 12.1 million rubles ($ 185.000), the press service of the Prosecutor General reports. The official promised an entrepreneur to hand over a bribe to the police so that they would not initiate a tax evasion case.
The ex-official received the money in the period from July to December 2015 and spent it on his needs. The court deprived Batynyuk of the right to occupy positions in state bodies and local government for three years, as well as sentenced him to a two-year restriction of freedom.
From July 2012 to April 2015, Batynyuk headed Nevinnomyssk, the Stavropol Region. Then he became the governor’s envoy in the Caucasian Mineralniye Vody, supervised the cities of Yessentuki, Zheleznovodsk, Kislovodsk and Predgorny Municipal District. In December 2017, he retired.