Ex-Traffic Police Chief found guilty of power abuse
Sergey Morgachev who forced subordinates to repair two offices at their own expense got a suspended sentence.
Sergey Morgachev, the former head of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the Rostov Region found guilty of abuse of office powers. The press service of regional government of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reports about it.
According to case papers, Morgachev, holding a position of the head of the Inspectorate, ordered his subordinates to carry out repair work in two rooms of the building of state inspection in 2015. The staff of State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate in Rostov bought furniture, design items and household appliances at their own expenses. They have spent more than 3 million rubles ($51 thousand) on design.
Investigation insisted that subordinates could not refuse to do an assignment, as they were afraid of dismissal or other negative consequences.
As a result, the judge sentenced Morgachev to one year of imprisonment conditionally with a trial period of 1,5 years.
The retired security official and two of his subordinates are suspected of an attempt to receive 31.5 million rubles ($470,610) from a construction company for its participation in the corporation’s tender.
Early in August, criminal ‘authority’ Yuri Esin a.k.a. Samosval (Dump Truck) has been detained in Moscow. In the 1990s he had a reputation of the ‘godfather’ of ‘Russian mafia’ in Italy and faced 75 years behind bars. The CrimeRussia was figuring out how could the 67-year-old criminal ‘authority’ having close ties with many thieves-in-law escape the Italian justice 20 years ago and avoid any issues with the Russian law enforcement authorities up until his recent arrest.