Pravoberezhny District Court. Magnitogorsk issued a verdict in a criminal case against the former deputy head of Magnitogorsk. Valery Izmalkov was found guilty of taking bribes and sent to a colony for more than four years.
“By a court verdict, he was sentenced to 4 years and 1 month in prison to be served in a penal colony of general regime, with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions in state and local government bodies for a period of 3 years,” the prosecutor’s office said.
The accused was taken into custody in the courtroom. In addition, earlier, 2 million 350 thousand rubles were seized from Izmalkov – the former deputy head received this money as bribes, by a court decision, these funds were confiscated to the state.
Recall that Valery Izmalkov was detained more than a year ago, at the end of 2021. He was placed in a pre-trial detention center, the defendants of the defendant tried several times to challenge the measure of restraint, but the appeals were unsuccessful.
The criminal case initiated against the ex-deputy head was initiated based on the materials of the Federal Security Service of Russia for the Chelyabinsk region. […]
Kommersant.ru, 01/12/2023, “Bribes reached the official”: As the investigation and the court established, in 2014-2017, the deputy head of Magnitogorsk received bribes totaling 2.35 million rubles from the head of a commercial company through an intermediary.
The funds were intended for assistance in leasing land plots for commercial purposes and prolongation of the land lease agreement.
In particular, in March 2014, the official ensured that the organization leased a land plot along Surikov Street for 500,000 rubles. From May to August of the same year, the deputy head of Magnitogorsk received 300 thousand rubles. for assistance in providing land for the construction of a facility in the area of Sovetskaya Street. From December 2015 to January 2016, a bribe of 1.5 million rubles was handed over to an official. for the provision of another site, in November 2017 – 50 thousand rubles. for renewal of the lease agreement. The investigation did not specify the addresses of these sites. […]
As a law enforcement source told Kommersant-South Ural, in the framework of the criminal case against Valery Izmalkov, the head of Metam LLC (Magnitogorsk) acted as a bribe-giver, and the Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg lawyer acted as an intermediary in the transfer of bribes. — Inset K.ru
The money for this “service” – half a million rubles – was transferred to Izmalkov by an intermediary. According to the same scheme, the ex-deputy head received money several more times. During the investigation of the criminal case, the investigator of the IC arrested the property of the convict in the amount of more than 15 million rubles.
The case against his accomplice, who acted as an intermediary in the transfer of bribes, is currently being considered by the district court of Magnitogorsk.
chel.dk.ru, 01/12/2023, “The former vice-mayor of Magnitogorsk from Teftelev’s team was sentenced for taking bribes”: Izmalkov worked in the administration of Magnitogorsk since the 2000s, he was appointed to the post of deputy head of the city by the then mayor Evgeny Teftelev. In this capacity, he continued to work in the teams of the following mayors – Vitaly Bakhmetyev and Sergey Berdnikov. — Inset K.ru