The court found the former head of the Federal penitentiary service Reimer guilty of fraud
The court convicted the former head of the Federal penitentiary service Alexander Reimer in the case of fraud in public procurement of electronic bracelets. The public prosecution asked for him nine years in prison and 1 billion rbl. of the penalty. The verdict will be announced later.
The Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow found the former Director of the Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) guilty in the case of fraud in public procurement of electronic bracelets for prisoners on remand. This decision was made by judge Elena Averchenko, which is Tuesday, June 13, started to announce the verdict in the case, the correspondent of RBC from the courtroom. Ex-subordinates Reimer Nikolai Krivolapov, and Victor Opredeleno also found guilty.
Reimer was charged with fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code) and official forgery (part 3 of article 285 of the criminal code).
The representative of the Federal penitentiary service, speaking in court, talking about the damage of 3.4 billion rubles, the Office filed a lawsuit against the defendants for the full amount.
As a result of actions Reimer electronic bracelets were purchased at an inflated price from a single enterprise — NGO “Meta”, which Director Nikolay Martynov shared with the head of the Federal penitentiary service revenue. To legalize the purchase from the NPO “Meta”, which was not possible under the law, the penal system and lobbied for amendments to legislation and established intermediary structures — FGUP “TSITOS”, said investigators.
According to the prosecution, the result of 2.3 bn rubles from the budget went to purposes not connected with the functions of the Federal penitentiary service, of which 1.3 billion were stolen. RUB 140 mln, Reimer managed to get as a bribe. The representative of the Prosecutor’s office during debate of the parties asked for Reimer nine years in prison and 1 billion rbl. of the penalty.
Reimer was detained in 2015, two years after the irregularities in public procurement drew the attention of the chamber. He was head of the Federal penitentiary service from 2009 to 2012. In June 2012, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin by his decree dismissed him from his post and appointed Director of the service Gennady Kornienko. The dismissal of Reimer occurred shortly after a series of scandals with his participation: the Secretary of the former head of the Federal penitentiary service, complained to the investigative Committee on sexual harassment on his part, and some of his subordinates Reimer stated that he had illegally installed in their offices listening devices.