Petropavlovsk – Kamchatsky, December 21 – The Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky City Court found the former deputy chairman of the government of the Kamchatka region Valery Karpenko guilty of bribery and abuse of power, and sentenced him to five years in a strict regime colony, the News Agency told the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kamchatka Territory.
Earlier, the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky City Court issued an acquittal of the accused in the Karpenko case. The Public Prosecutor’s Office reversed this decision on appeal.
“By a court ruling, Valery Karpenko was sentenced to five years in prison to serve in a strict regime colony with a fine of 1,800,000 rubles,” the ministry said.
Also accused in this criminal case is Leonid Mintsev, head of the department for capital construction and overhaul of the state budgetary institution “Kamchatka Regional Financial and Analytical Center in the field of health”. The investigation department added that he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment with a strict regime colony and a similar fine.
The Kamchatka regional prosecutor’s office explained that in 2016, officials received a bribe from an official of a commercial organization in the form of building a water supply network for their personal homes. For this, they helped the entrepreneur to conclude a government contract for the purchase of a branch building of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky polyclinic at a double price. The damage to the regional budget amounted to more than 20 million rubles.
The investigation was carried out under paragraphs a and c of Part 5 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (taking a bribe) and Part 2 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of power).
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