The former head of the Federal penitentiary service Reimer was convicted of fraud

Alexander Reimer

The Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow convicted the former Director of the Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) Alexander Reimer, accused of embezzling three billion rubles allocated from the budget for the purchase of electronic bracelets. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

Reimer committed fraud, said the judge. Also were found guilty of two accused — Nikolay Krivolapov and Victor Opredeleno.

Earlier in may, the Prosecutor asked to sentence Reimer to nine years in prison, fined on one million roubles and to deprive of rank and state awards.

According to investigators, Reimer, his former Deputy Nikolai Krivolapov and former Director of FSUE “Center for information technology services and communication of the Federal penitentiary service” Victor Opredeleno in 2010-2012 stole budget funds by putting to the prison service, the equipment, in particular electronic bracelets (intended to monitor people under house arrest or sentenced to restriction of liberty), at highly inflated prices.

The former head of the Federal penitentiary service, was arrested March 31, 2015. Reimer led the prison Department from 2009 to 2012. The reform of the penal system carried out under his command, was recognized as a failure.