Alexander Zorin took over the toilets and paper
The Kirovsky District Court of Tomsk sentenced the former deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Tomsk Region to eight years in a strict regime colony Alexandra Zorina in the case of taking bribes and abuse of power. He also has to pay a three million ruble fine.
Recall that at the end of 2021 against the former first deputy head of the regional Federal Penitentiary Service opened a criminal case, he was accused of taking bribes. According to vtomske.ru, Alexander Zorin became the defendant. Until October 2020, he was the head of the Tomsk IK-4, later he took the position of first deputy head. The UK reported that he had committed a number of malfeasance. More than 2.5 million rubles were seized on his property. In December 2022, his criminal case went to court. Investigators reported that Zorin pleaded guilty.
During the trial, Alexander Zorin said that he repented of the crime he had committed. According to him, from the very beginning he cooperated with the investigation, gave confessions and concluded a pre-trial agreement.
“(…) There were bad conditions in the offices: torn linoleum, terrible tables. During this period, all the barracks in the detachments were repaired by me, five toilet bowls were installed in each, repairs were made in the offices of the institution, ”said the jailer.
On August 16, the Kirovsky District Court pronounced a verdict on Alexander Zorin, finding him guilty.
Judge Aleksey Karpov found the defendant guilty and, on the basis of the totality of crimes, sentenced Zorin to eight years and one month in prison in a strict regime colony.
In addition, the court ordered him to pay a fine of three million rubles.
Also, Alexander Zorin was deprived of the right to hold positions related to the performance of the functions of a representative of power, the exercise of organizational, administrative and administrative powers in state bodies and local governments for five years.
In addition, the court deprived him of the special rank of “colonel of the internal service.”
The verdict can be appealed. Until the entry into force of the verdict, Zorin will be in custody.
He was found guilty under several articles at once – part 1 of article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of official powers), paragraphs “b”, “c” of part 5 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (receiving a bribe by an official for illegal inaction by extortion on a large scale) and part 6 article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (receiving a bribe by an official for illegal inaction by extortion on an especially large scale).
At the investigation stage, the security forces reported that from January 2020 to June 2021, the ex-deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service knew that a workshop for the production of souvenirs and metalworking was illegally operating in the fourth colony, but was inactive out of self-interest. Also, according to the investigators, he did not prevent the transport of prohibited items into the colony – communications equipment and components for them. For this, he systematically, as reported in the UK, received bribes from two convicts by extortion.
How claims human rights activist Vladimir Osechkin, Zorin should have been dismissed from the post of deputy head of the regional UFSIN on discrediting grounds. Osechkin is also sure that the defendant stabbed himself to escape from justice.