Anastasia Alekseeva put on a prison diet
Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow in the case of a bribe sentenced to 12 years in a general regime colony, a former assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government Arkady Dvorkovich Anastasia AlekseevInterfax reported.
The court also ordered Alekseev to pay a fine of 75 million rubles. and for 15 years banned her from holding positions in the public service and in local governments, “associated with the exercise of the functions of a representative of power, organizational, administrative and administrative functions.” The woman was also deprived of the medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 2nd degree.
In court, Alekseeva looked upset, when asked by the judge whether she understood the verdict, she said: “No, I don’t understand.” To which the servant of Themis replied that she would soon have time to get acquainted with him in detail. A former employee of the Russian government was taken away from the courtroom under escort, before that the bailiffs asked relatives to clear the passage in the corridor. Neither Alekseeva nor people close to her exchanged a word, only threw sympathetic glances at each other.
Another person involved in the case – the general director of the company “Medpolimerprom” Dmitry Borisov – Sentenced to seven years in prison conditionally with a probationary period of six years and a fine of 69.8 million rubles.
Alekseeva was found guilty of taking two especially large bribes (part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code), Borisov – of giving a bribe on an especially large scale (part 5 of article 291 of the Criminal Code). According to the investigation, Alekseeva received bribes in the amount of about 5.8 million rubles from the management of Medpolimerprom and Promomed. in the form of tickets and vouchers for holidays in Thailand and the Dominican Republic. In exchange, the woman was supposed to help promote medicines. Alekseeva pleaded not guilty, Borisov pleaded guilty in full.
For these rewards, businessmen sought to receive large government orders, as well as getting their products – diet pills “Reduxin” and “Reduxin-Light” – into the lists of publicly available drugs (these pills used sibutramine and its analogues, classified in some countries as drugs). At about the same time, when Anastasia Alekseeva received expensive vouchers, Medpolimerprom became the only supplier of PVC medical products for state hospitals, providing them in the amount of 893 million rubles in 2018 alone.
Alekseeva was detained in February 2020 together with the former chairman of the board of directors of Medpolimerprom, a US citizen Gene (Eugene) Spector. The man pleaded guilty and entered into an agreement on cooperation with the investigation. His case was twice considered in court; in September 2022, the American was sentenced to three and a half years in a strict regime colony for mediation in giving a bribe (part 4 of article 291.1 of the Criminal Code). The defense challenged the decision, but in April the Moscow City Court upheld the punishment.
The former general director and co-owner of Promomed Maxim Yakushkin and adviser to the head of R-Pharm Vadim Belonozhko were also involved in the case. The investigation believed that they acted in the case of Alekseeva as a bribe-giver and an intermediary. Their persecution was terminated due to active cooperation with the investigation.
November 2018 RBC sources reportedthat Alekseeva, who was then working in the secretariat of the First Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov (now Minister of Finance), was fired due to leaking official information. In the previous government, she worked as an assistant to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.