The Chekhov court in the Moscow region sentenced Konstantin Tombulov, the former prosecutor of the city of Ramenskoye, to 15 years of strict regime in the case of misappropriation of land near Moscow, the press service of the Investigative Committee reports.
Tombulov was also fined 273 million rubles. Another 12 defendants in the same case were sentenced by the court to terms of 4.5 to 10 years in prison and fines.
Depending on the role of each, the defendants were found guilty of accepting bribes on an especially large scale by an organized group (Part 4 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code), fraud by an organized group on an especially large scale (Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code), extortion (Part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code), and appropriation (part 4 of article 160 of the Criminal Code).
Tombulov was charged with crimes committed from 2009 to May 2017, while he was the city prosecutor of Ramenskoye. From May 2017 to November 2018, he was Deputy Head of the Lyubertsy Department of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Moscow Region.
The investigation and the court established that Tombulov and his accomplices, by forging documents, illegally obtained ownership of land plots in the Moscow region and then sold them at market prices, causing damage to the state for 15 million rubles. In January 2022, the Prosecutor General’s Office, commenting on the case, talked about 240 sites in the Moscow region and two apartments in Moscow. In addition, the defendants were charged with taking real estate bribes in the amount of more than 60 million rubles. In 2017-2018, Tombulov, together with his accomplices, extorted from an entrepreneur a share of a market value of more than 28 million rubles in a fitness club, and also organized the theft of a seized shoe store entrusted to his subordinate products worth a total of 50 million rubles, according to the investigation.
Tombulov’s accomplices were employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ramenskoye city prosecutor’s office, as well as persons with a criminal past.
At the preliminary investigation stage, Tombulov pleaded not guilty.
In January 2022, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced that the property of suspects worth more than 400 million rubles was arrested as security measures.
The case of four more defendants in the case continues to be considered by the court, two more were convicted earlier, and one more is on the wanted list.
Kommersant.ru, 01/23/2023, “The prosecutor was convicted briefly and unclearly”: So […] the prosecutor asked for Konstantin Tombulov 20 years in a strict regime colony. […] The Prosecutor General’s Office demanded that the defendant be sentenced to 12 years and fine him 362 million rubles. For another, less large bribe (part 4 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), the former law enforcement officer was threatened with a “ten”. His participation in especially large-scale embezzlement and fraud (part 4 of article 160 and part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) was proposed by the prosecutor to be assessed in terms of eight years, but to stop criminal prosecution in terms of fraud due to the expiration of the statute of limitations. Mr. Tombulov could have received another 12 years on charges of organizing extortion on an especially large scale (Article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). In addition, it was proposed to deprive Konstantin Tombulov of the special ranks of senior adviser to justice. […].
From October 2000 to April 2015 Konstantin Tombulov was an investigator of the Lyubertsy city prosecutor’s office, deputy prosecutor of this city and headed the Ramensky prosecutor’s office. From March to May 2017, he worked as an investigator for especially important cases of the Main Investigative Committee of the ICR in the Moscow Region, from May 2017 to November 2018, he worked as deputy head of the investigation department for Lyubertsy. […]
In addition, the ex-prosecutor and investigator, who was stripped of his rank and title, will have to pay all the costs associated with corruption offenses on land seized from him and other members of the criminal group. […] It should be noted that among the convicts was a friend of Konstantin Tombulov, Anatoly Chernykh, for whom, according to the investigation, the former law enforcement officer registered real estate. After a conflict between them over a fitness center (qualified as extortion), Anatoly Chernykh, retaining the status of the accused, became a witness for the prosecution. — Inset K.ru