The trial of the ex-head of the Omsk Ministry of Internal Affairs, Evgeny Bykov, has ended. The colonel, who served as chief of the city’s police from 2019 to 2021, was accused of taking bribes from businessmen for patronage, one of whom kept a network of massage parlors where intimate services were provided, the second was engaged in the sale of unmarked alcohol and tobacco products. The investigation proved that the entrepreneurs handed over 7 million rubles to the police. The court sentenced him to ten years in a strict regime colony, a fine of 20.7 million rubles. and stripped of his officer rank. A year ago, the court, at the suit of the prosecutor’s office, confiscated for the state the apartment of the daughter of the ex-head of the city Ministry of Internal Affairs worth 5.2 million rubles, acquired, as the security forces established, with unconfirmed income.
In Omsk, the court considered the criminal case of the former head of the city police, 44-year-old Evgeny Bykov, who was accused of corruption. This was announced by the senior assistant to the head of the regional department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) Larisa Boldinova.
In the spring of 2021, the TFR, based on the materials of the regional department of the FSB, opened a criminal case on corruption in the Omsk Ministry of Internal Affairs. His defendants were Evgeny Bykov and the head of the department for the execution of administrative legislation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Mikhail Lebedev. According to the version of the investigation, for two years the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Evgeny Bykov, through his subordinate lieutenant colonel Lebedev, received bribes from two Omsk businessmen. The first of them, the security forces established, maintained a network of sex parlors that worked under the guise of massage parlors. The second entrepreneur was engaged in the wholesale of unmarked alcohol and tobacco products.
The case states that from 2019 to 2021, for general patronage and not bringing to administrative responsibility, the ward merchants transferred 6.45 million and 480 thousand rubles to the head of the city police through an intermediary. respectively.
Colonel Bykov was charged with two episodes of taking bribes (part 5 and part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Lieutenant Colonel Lebedev was charged with mediation in bribery (part 4 of article 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Subsequently, they were fired from law enforcement agencies with the wording “for committing a discrediting offense.”
Investigators insisted on the arrest of the property of the accused.
Honda and Kia cars and a dwelling for a total amount of more than 8 million rubles were arrested from the ex-head of the city Ministry of Internal Affairs, a private house and two land plots valued at 3.3 million rubles were arrested from the former head of the department.
Mikhail Lebedev, counting on leniency in sentencing, concluded a cooperation agreement. Fulfilling his conditions, he pleaded guilty and testified against his former leader Yevgeny Bykov. The trial of Mikhail Lebedev was held separately. In March 2022, he was sentenced to two years and nine months in a general regime colony and a fine of 100,000 rubles.
As it became known to Kommersant, the former policeman was recently released on parole and now works in a commercial company.
During the investigation and the trial, the ex-head of the city department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs denied guilt, claiming that witnesses had slandered him. He asked Judge Maxim Serebrennikov to make a fair decision. The former chief police officer of Omsk was sentenced to ten years in a strict regime colony and a fine of 20.7 million rubles. In addition to freedom, Yevgeny Bykov was deprived of the special rank of “police colonel”.
As told in the prosecutor’s office, last year the department achieved the confiscation of real estate to the state, which, as the security forces established, was acquired by Yevgeny Bykov’s daughter with unconfirmed income.
It was a 90 sq. m in the microdistrict “Pribrezhny” worth 5.2 million rubles.
According to the estimates of the supervisory authority, being a student, the girl did not have a permanent source of income, and the materials received by the prosecutor’s office testified to the absence of legal sources of accumulation by the ex-police officer and his wife of the funds necessary to pay the entire amount under the agreement on participation in shared construction. The prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit, demanding to requisition the apartment. The court supported her in this.