The court sentenced the former Deputy Head of the Tyumen police to five years in prison for bribery

The court sentenced the former Deputy Head of the Tyumen police to five years in prison for bribery
The OCG organizer Vyacheslav Gasparov

The high-profile case of an organized criminal group that operated in the Tyumen MIA has been completed.

The former Deputy Head of the Tyumen police Vyacheslav Gasparov, the 36-year-old police major was sentenced to six years of imprisonment in a maximum security penal colony.

Once-modest Tyumen district police officer Gasparov, having reached the senior positions in the Tyumen MIA, from 2011 to April 2015, received eight bribes from businessmen for the "protection" of their crimes. The police major was getting monthly and one-time payments from the businessmen trading alcohol, counterfeit goods, and attracting labor-illegal migrant workers. The total amount of bribes, according to investigators, reached 630 thousand rubles.

Two bribes, according to the police, were received by the criminal group by organized Gasparov. It consisted of his subordinates, the senior inspector of law enforcement groups for events with massive participation of the citizens of the department of protection of public order of the city Internal Affairs Yuri Popov and senior district police officer Dmitry Luzin.

The corrupt policemen were arrested in April 2015 on suspicion of a crime under the article "Bribery in a large amount by a group of officials by prior conspiracy" and were dismissed from the bodies of the MIA "for discrediting reasons".

The court fined Dmitri Luzin and Yuri Popov in the amount of 3 million rubles. In addition to six years of imprisonment, the court also fined Vyacheslav Gasparov in the amount of 2 million rubles, as well as has deprived him of the right to hold positions of privates and officers of the MIA for three years.

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