Ex-Traffic Police Chief found guilty of power abuse

Ex-Traffic Police Chief found guilty of power abuse
Sergey Morgachev

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.

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