Ex-penitentiary deputy director put in detention on suspicion of taking $2 mln bribes
ST. PETERSBURG, November 7 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – The Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg has ordered the detention of ex-deputy director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Nikolay Barinov suspected of taking about 110 million rubles (about $2 million) in bribes, according to the Unified press office of St. Petersburg courts.
Barinov petitioned for under house arrest or release on a 3-million-ruble bail, the press service told RAPSI. However, the court granted investigators’ motion and put the suspect in detention until December 31.
According to investigators, between May 2007 and December 2012, the suspect, 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 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.