Ex-penitentiary employee ordered to 5-year jail for taking bribes from inmate
MOSCOW, May 21 (RAPSI) – A court in the Tula Region has sentenced a former penitentiary officer to 5 years in jail for receiving bribes from an inmate, the press service of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office reports.
The court took the side of a prosecutor, who had demanded a 5-year prison term for the man, and also banned him from holding state command functions posts for 4 years, the statement reads.
The former penitentiary employee has been found guilty of abuse of power and receiving bribes not exceeding 10,000 rubles ($140).
According to the court ruling, between July and November 2019, the defendant bought sim-cards and mobile phones for one of the prisoners and received money reward from him.