In the Kalininsky District Court of Ufa, the first hearing was held in a criminal case against businessman Farit Samigullin, accused, including of giving a bribe to military commissar Konstantin Vyropaev, whom he asked to assist four athletes in obtaining military tickets, another one needed to get a deferment from the army. At the trial, Samigullin admitted his guilt and asked the court not to isolate him from society. The debate is scheduled for July 6th.
Judge of the Kalininsky District Court of Ufa Marcel Ishkubatov began consideration of a criminal case against 38-year-old entrepreneur Farit Samigullin (works in the construction industry), accused of fraud (part 2 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), mediation in bribery (part 2 of article 291.1 of the Criminal Code Russian Federation) and giving a bribe to an official (part 3 of article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
At the trial, the interests of the defendant were represented by lawyers Lyudmila Kobalia and Yulai Davletov, and Rashit Shaimukhametov, assistant prosecutor of the Kalininsky district, was the state prosecutor.
After an unsuccessful attempt by Mrs. Kobalia to close the trial from the media, her client was interrogated. Commenting on two episodes of mediation in bribery, he explained that he received 290 thousand rubles from two students. for passing exams at UGNTU. He gave part of this money to a friend of the university employee, and kept part of it for himself.
Mr. Samigullin also told about giving bribes at that time to the head of the department for training and conscription of citizens for military service of the military commissariat of the Ordzhonikidzevsky and Kalininsky districts of Ufa, Konstantin Vyropaev (sentenced to six years on probation). Then the defendant acted in the interests of athletes of military age. Military tickets were needed by the 25-year-old forward of HC Yugra Vladislav Lukin, the former player of HC Salavat Yulaev, 22-year-old Anvar Suleimanov, the 25-year-old forward of the St. The ex-midfielder of the youth team of FC Ufa, 23-year-old Dmitry Belozerov, in turn, asked for a four-year deferment from the army. Previously, athletes were sentenced to suspended sentences or fines.
In exchange for the service, Konstantin Vyropaev received season tickets for hockey matches worth 70 thousand rubles.
Commenting on four episodes of fraud, Farit Samigullin explained that athletes contacted him from January 2019 to June 2020. He received 40,000 rubles from Koshelev, 158,000 rubles from Suleymanov, 175,000 rubles from Belozerov, and 200,000 rubles from Vorobyov. This money, which was probably intended for Konstantin Vyropaev, the accused kept for himself.
“I didn’t give money to anyone,” he concluded.
Speaking about Vladislav Lukin, Farit Samigullin noted that he helped him twice: in addition to a military ID, he asked for assistance in obtaining new driver categories. The defendant received 159,000 rubles for the first service, and 70,000 rubles for the second. Farit Samigullin also appropriated this money, and with Konstantin Vyropaev and the former head of the interdistrict registration and examination department of the traffic police in Bashkiria, Ildus Shaibakov, he paid from his own funds.
Farit Samigullin said that the diseases of two of his three children, as well as the cost of tutors, forced him to commit crimes.
“I tried for the family,” he began. – Again, I do not want to hide behind children, but for me they are the most precious thing. I just had to look for additional income, get out somehow. The state helps, but this money is not enough,” he said, noting that his average monthly income is 400-490 thousand rubles, and expenses are about 400 thousand rubles.
“Are you going to zero?” the judge asked.
“Yes,” replied the defendant. “If we fly to Moscow (to examine a child. – Kommersant-Ufa), (the amount) increases.”
When asked by Assistant Prosecutor Farit Samigullin, he said that he had concluded a pre-trial agreement on cooperation and repented of his deed.
“I agree, at that time I probably did not realize that I was committing such serious crimes. He tried for the family, but he chose the wrong path. At this stage, I realized everything, ”he said, asking not to isolate him from society.
The debate is scheduled for July 6th.