In particular, the court partially satisfied the requirements of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and recovered more than 40 million rubles from Alexei Safonov and his common-law wife Elena Psel to the state’s income, “constituting the equivalent of the cost of two residential buildings in Stavropol and the village of Novomaryevskaya, Stavropol Territory.” The rest of the plaintiff’s claims were denied.
KP.ru, 07/12/2023, “40 million instead of confiscation: the ex-head of the traffic police of Stavropol Safonov was left a “mansion with a golden toilet”: The Industrial Court of the city of Stavropol ruled to leave the “mansion with a golden toilet bowl” to the ex-head of the regional traffic police, but at the same time 40 million rubles will be confiscated from Alexei Safonov. […] money will be confiscated from Safonov, although the houses in Stavropol – that same mansion – and the village of Novomaryevskaya (an hour’s drive from the regional capital) will not be touched. The ex-boss and his relatives will not lose property.
– The claim is partially satisfied, as follows from the operative part of the decision, the equivalent cost of the house was recovered, – KP-Stavropol was specified in the press service of the Industrial Court of Stavropol.
That is, the houses remain in the possession of Safonov, although they will have to be paid for. And yet it is not clear where the ex-boss will take the money that will have to be given to the state. It is possible that the property will have to be sold. — Inset K.ru
According to the publication, in August 2022, the first decision was made to confiscate Safonov’s property. Then the Industrial District Court satisfied the claim of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, which demanded to recover from him and 13 other defendants, including Elena Psel, their parents and minor children, more than 180 million rubles. Claims were partially satisfied, in the amount of 150 million rubles. In January 2023, the regional court upheld the decision of the court of first instance.
As RBC Caucasus reportedin June 2023, the Fifth Cassation Court overturned the decision of the first instance and sent for a new trial the case on the appeal to the state of the property of the ex-head of the traffic police of the Stavropol Territory Alexei Safonov.
Recall that in July 2021, the investigating authorities opened a criminal case under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Taking a bribe on an especially large scale) in relation to an organized group led by the head of the UGIBDD of Russia for the Stavropol Territory Alexei Safonov.
According to the investigation, over the course of several years, the members of the group made passes not provided for by any regulatory acts, which they distributed for a monetary reward among persons carrying out cargo transportation of grain crops and inert cargo in the territory of the region. As a result of the crimes committed, the group members received a bribe on an especially large scale for a total of 19 million rubles.