Former Russian penitentiary official sentenced to 3.5 years for bribery
MOSCOW, June 20 (RAPSI) – The Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg on Thursday found ex-deputy director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Nikolay Barinov guilty of taking about 110 million rubles (about $2 million) in bribes during a detention center construction and sentenced him to 3.5 years in high security prison, the United press service of St. Petersburg courts told RAPSI.
Additionally, the defendant was ordered to pay a 950,000-ruble ($15,000) fine.
A prosecutor earlier demanded a 2.5-year prison term and a 1-million-ruble fine for Barinov, the statement reads.
The trial of ex-FSIN deputy director was held under a special procedure without examining evidence because the defendant has signed a plea deal and has cooperated with investigators in a prison hospital because of his poor health.
According to investigators, between May 2007 and December 2012, Barinov acting as the FSIN deputy director and supervisor of building a detention facility in St. Petersburg, regularly received bribes from top managers of firms engaged in the construction.
In particular, he promised two businessmen, Ruslan Khamkhokov and Viktor Kudrin, to assist in the execution of necessary documents on rendered services for the money reward in the amount of not less than 12% of each funds transfer of funds allocated for the work performance to the companies’ accounts. The construction companies’ heads transferred the money through ex-deputy chief of the FSIN St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region directorate Sergey Moiseyenko.
Allegedly, Barinov received around 110 million rubles in total.
Khamkhokov and Kudrin, who stand charged with corruption and economic crimes, as well as Moiseyenko charged with bribery and murder organization, have been earlier put in detention.