Ex-Head of Kurgan MIA found guilty of official powers abuse

Ex-Head of Kurgan MIA found guilty of official powers abuse
Ex-Head of Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kurgan region Igor Reshetnikov

Igor Reshetnikov received three years conditionally. Besides, the court obliged him to pay more than 14 million rubles ($250.000) according to the civil suit of the prosecutor.

The Kurgan City Court found former Head of Regional Administrtion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia across the region Igor Reshetnikov guilty on the case of Abuse of Official Powers (part 1 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

As it is said in the court materials, the former law enforcement authority is appointed three years of imprisonment conditionally. Besides, the civil suit of the prosecutor is subject to satisfaction: 14 million 078 thousand rubles was exacted from Reshetnikov in favor of Regional Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia across the Kurgan Region.

According to the investigators, being the head of the local MIA, Reshetnikov was using the building of the rehabilitation center Boldintsevo for personal purposes (as a ‘General’s country house’). Thus, the convict deprived 30 employees of a possibility of going through a treatment and rehabilitation in the territory of the Kurgan region.

It is noted that the sentence was pronounced by the court due to Reshetnikov’s minor child, and also his participation in operations in the North Caucasus.

In her turn, the representative of protection Marina Tolstikova declared that the decision will be appealed in court of the highest authority.

Earlier, appearing in court with the last word, Igor Reshetnikov accused the Federal Security Service of protection racket of criminal groups in the territory of Trans-Urals and called the charge in his address ‘ordered’. In his opinion, it was brought to trial “on far-fetched charges” because he tried to draw attention to a situation with illicit trafficking of alcohol in the territory of the area.

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