Ex-official of Rosprirodnadzor jailed for 13 years for bribes

The former head of the Rosprirodnadzor department for the Samara and Ulyanovsk regions, Oleg Kruchinin, was sentenced to 13 years in a maximum security colony for receiving a bribe in the amount of 11 million rubles from the head of a waste processing enterprise, reports the USCR of the Nizhny Novgorod region. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 230 million rubles, and at the same time was banned from holding leadership positions for 15 years.

The court sentenced the defendant to 13 years of imprisonment in a maximum security colony with a fine of 230 million rubles, reports the Investigative Committee.

The investigation established that the money was received by the official from February 2017 until the day of his arrest in November 2021. It was also established that from 2012 to 2021, Kruchinin also bought property, the cost of which significantly exceeded his legal income, NewsNN reports. Property with a total value of 35.2 million rubles was registered in his and his family’s name. Proceedings have already begun on a claim to turn this property into state income.

Lawyer Mikhail Garanin, in a commentary to TASS, said that he would appeal the court’s decision. According to him, there were a lot of violations at the investigation stage.

Earlier, activists of the All-Russian Popular Front sent a statement to the prosecutor’s office demanding that they check budget spending on the healthy lifestyle project “Path of Health.” 17 million rubles were spent on the construction of the walking area.

Source: Rambler

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