Source The Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Court found Valery Karpenko, former Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory, guilty of bribery. This was reported to “Kommersant” in the regional department of the Investigative Committee (TFR) on Wednesday, December 21. The official's case was retried after the prosecutor's office successfully appealed the first acquittal in February.
Leonid Mintsev, the former head of the department of capital construction and overhaul of the Kamchatka Regional Financial and Analytical Center in the field of healthcare, appeared before the court. Both were found guilty of accepting a large bribe (part 5 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and abuse of power (Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The court sentenced Valery Karpenko to imprisonment for five years in a strict regime colony with a fine of 1.8 million rubles. Leonid Mintsev received four years in a strict regime colony with the same fine. The defendants pleaded not guilty. The verdicts have not yet entered into force and can be appealed.
The investigation and the court established that in 2016, officials, acting as a group of persons, received a bribe from the head of a construction company in the form of a service for the construction of a cold water supply network for their personal residential buildings located on land plots in the Termalny village of the Elizovsky district. In exchange, officials guaranteed general patronage in the exercise of control functions over the construction by the entrepreneur of other healthcare construction facilities. The cost of the work performed in favor of officials amounted to more than 360 thousand rubles.
In addition, in the spring of 2017, the defendants in the criminal case, without carrying out the necessary competitive procedures, attracted a merchant to carry out work on the reconstruction and repair of non-residential premises, after which they organized the purchase of the said building at the expense of the regional budget for a medical facility. However, the cost paid for the property was significantly overestimated due to its independent determination by the entrepreneur (in violation of competition law), as well as in the absence of an appropriate expert opinion. “The investigation established the amount of unreasonably spent money from the budget in the amount of 20 million rubles,” the TFR specified. department of ultrasound and radioisotope diagnostics. He continued his medical practice on a pro bono basis, working in the regional cabinet. After his resignation in 2020, he continued to work in medical institutions. He is considered the best diagnostician in Kamchatka. In the government of the region, he oversaw health care and sports.