In Gorno-Altaisk, the court delivered a verdict in a criminal case against the former Minister of Health of the Altai Republic Sergei Kovalenko and his assistant Rustam Tuyunchekov, who were found guilty of taking three bribes in the amount of 600 thousand, 2.7 million and 13 million rubles for illegal actions. On another episode of taking a bribe in the amount of 240 thousand rubles, Kovalenko was acquitted, and Tuyunchekov’s actions were reclassified as fraud, he was released from punishment in this episode due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.
In general, for receiving three bribes, each defendant was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 10 years with a sentence served in a strict regime correctional colony, with a fine of 15 million rubles and deprivation of the right to hold positions in state bodies and local self-government bodies related to the implementation of organizational managerial and administrative-economic functions, for a period of five years.
The court also decided to confiscate to the state a part of the property (apartments, garage) acquired by Tuyunchekov and his relatives during the period when he committed these crimes. 5,862,000 rubles found during a search at Kovalenko’s, 6,160,650 rubles found at Tuyunchekov’s, Hyndai creta and Toyota Town Ace Noah cars, in respect of which the convicts did not provide evidence of their purchase with legal income, were turned into state revenue, the city court reports.
Kommersant.Ru, 02.11.2022, “Minister and assistant received 10 years each”: The investigation calculated that the total amount of bribes transferred to officials amounted to over 16 million rubles. (the size of the largest bribe was 13 million rubles, it was paid in three tranches). The defendants allegedly shared the money equally. […]
In March 2022, a trial began in the case, which took place in the city court of Gorno-Altaisk. The defendants partially pleaded guilty to the alleged crimes. Lawyers asked the court for leniency towards their clients. — Inset K.ru
According to SUSKfrom April 2020 to January 2021, Kovalenko and Tuyunchekov, acting as part of an organized group, repeatedly received bribes from the heads of commercial organizations in the form of money in large and especially large amounts totaling over 16 million rubles as a reward for concluding direct government contracts with legal entities controlled by suppliers, as well as for providing benefits, general patronage and other assistance in concluding state contracts with them for the supply of medical devices and goods (personal protective equipment) for the needs of the healthcare system of the republic, ensuring their subsequent unhindered acceptance and timely payment.
All crimes were revealed in close cooperation between the investigators of the investigative department and the operational units of the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Altai Republic, thanks to the well-planned and conducted recent operational-search activities, as well as investigative actions carried out on the basis of the results of the operational-search activities.
The verdict did not enter into force.
Recall that Kovalenko and Tuyunchekov were detained on March 10, 2021. At the request of the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Republic of Altai, the court placed them in custody for the period of the investigation.
Entrepreneurs who gave bribes to officials received suspended sentences or were completely released from punishment due to “active repentance.”
gorno-altaisk.info, 08/31/2022, “Entrepreneurs who gave bribes to Kovalenko and Tuyunchekov received suspended sentences”: The Gorno-Altai City Court found two residents of Novosibirsk guilty of committing crimes under Part 5 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (giving a bribe to an official personally, for committing obviously illegal actions, committed by a group of persons by prior agreement, on an especially large scale). […] Earlier, Novosti Gorny Altai reported that they were Mikhail Alekseev and Galina Drobysheva.
When committing a crime, a 28-year-old man developed a complex scheme of criminal activity, including by registering controlled organizations for fictitious individuals, as well as misleading them in order to hide the traces of the crime and divert suspicion from law enforcement agencies. […] The court sentenced the man to 4 years 6 months in prison, the woman – 4 years in prison, both suspended, with a probationary period of 5 years. […]
Let us add that earlier Novokuznetsk businessman Andrey Filippov was convicted for giving a bribe to Sergey Kovalenko and Rustam Tuyunchekov on a large scale (660 thousand rubles). He also received a suspended sentence (5 years on probation for 3 years).
The case of 65-year-old Barnaul entrepreneur Vladimir Rogov, who transferred 2.6 million to the same defendants, was terminated due to active repentance, as was the case of another Barnaul entrepreneur Irina Azarova, who transferred 240 thousand rubles and a bottle of five-year-old cognac “Elder “. — Inset K.ru
OOO NK-Garant, Novokuznetsk. The head and founder is Kamalya Guliyeva. The portfolio includes 68 government orders for 39.2 million rubles; including with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia 9 contracts for 7.1 million (respirators, panoramic masks, gloves, protective overalls, etc.)
LLC “Investcreditservis”, Barnaul. The head is Vladimir Rogov, the owners are Anna Rogova, Olga Khrushcheva, Vladimir Pasikov. Over the entire history of the company – 459 state contracts for 699.5 million rubles, including 23 with the Maiminsky District Hospital for 18 million, the Republican Hospital 6 contracts for 14 million, 4 with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia for 4 million, 1 – with the Ust-Kan Hospital for 3.8 million, etc.
LLC “Protek”, Novosibirsk. Founder and director – Maxim Moshkin. The portfolio includes six government orders for 60 million rubles. The largest counterparty is the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Altai – two contracts for 59,061,953 rubles (respirators, protective suits and gowns, shoe covers, medical disposable masks).
Prostor LLC, Novosibirsk. Founder and owner – Andrey Lopatnev. The portfolio includes 8 government contracts worth 58.4 million rubles, including three contracts with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia for 57.7 million rubles (protective suits and respirators). Obviously, “corrupt” purchases were directly related to the coronavirus epidemic. — Inset K.ru