Igor Tkachenko did not pass maintenance
The head of the transport department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and his colleagues received from 6 to 7 years for bribes worth 7 million rubles. from the fleet repair contractor Mikhail Kotov
Savelovsky District Court of Moscow sentenced three former employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – Igor Tkachenko, Semyon Chichikin and Alexei Bytko – to imprisonment for up to seven years in the case of taking a bribe on an especially large scale, RBC was told in the press service of the court.
Tkachenko received the longest term – he was sentenced to imprisonment for seven years. The verdict was passed under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (taking a bribe on an especially large scale). The court agreed with the version of the investigation that the convict received a bribe totaling 10.5 million rubles. He was banned from entering the civil service. Tkachenko will serve his sentence in a strict regime colony.
According to Kommersant, at the time of the crime, Tkachenko served as head of the department for organizing transport support at the Main Center for Administrative, Economic and Transport Support (GCAHITO) of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. All three arrested, Kommersant writes, have the rank of colonel.
Bytko was sentenced to six and a half years in prison under the same article. The court imposed a fine of 10.5 million rubles on him, equal to the amount of the bribe. He also lost the right to hold positions in state bodies related to the performance of organizational, administrative and administrative functions for ten years. The convict will serve his sentence in a strict regime correctional colony. According to Kommersant, Bytko, before his arrest, served as the head of the garage of the GTSAKHiTO.
Chichikin, who, according to the newspaper, was Tkachenko’s deputy, was also sentenced under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code. He was sentenced to imprisonment for six years and a fine of 10.5 million rubles. Like Bytko, Chichikin will not be able to hold similar positions for ten years.
The criminal case against the officers, according to the publication, was opened in 2019. The court found them guilty of taking bribes for “general patronage” from the general director of Schmitt Motors Group LLC Mikhail Kotov. This organization has been winning tenders for the maintenance and repair of police vehicles since 2016, the newspaper writes.
The investigation concluded that in 2019 Kotov wanted to pay the officers 10.5 million rubles. three tranches for ignoring the facts of poor-quality work and not making claims to LLC. However, the recipients received only 7 million rubles. of the declared amount, says Kommersant. A criminal case, according to him, was initiated against Kotov under Part 5 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code (giving a bribe on an especially large scale), but stopped due to “active repentance”.
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But already in December 2021, on the basis of the testimony of Semyon Chichikin, who cooperated with the investigation, Maxim Oleinik, Lieutenant Colonel of the Main Directorate of Internal Security (GUSB) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, fell under criminal prosecution. Initially, the police officer who supervised the activities of the FKU “GTsAKHiTO of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia” and was supposed to identify and suppress corruption-related crimes in this police unit was charged with taking a bribe from Semyon Chichikin. Maxim Oleinik managed to receive 200 thousand rubles for informing the latter about the alleged operational-search activities of the GUSB in relation to the FKU employees.
However, Lieutenant Colonel Oleinik went to court for fraud, since it turned out that the leadership removed him from supporting the activities of the State Central Architectural and Technical Center and he tritely deceived his colleague Chichikin. In March 2021, the Gagarinsky District Court of Moscow considered the case of Maxim Oleinik in a special order, sentencing him to one year and four months in prison. But since he had already managed to serve his sentence in the pre-trial detention center during the investigation, he left the courtroom not for the colony, but for home. […] According to Kommersant’s information, all three, as well as special officer Oleinik, agreed to plead guilty to fraud, not bribery. However, neither the investigation nor the court began to reclassify their act. — Inset K.ru
Bytko’s lawyer, Vadim Porotikov, told the newspaper that the defense intends to appeal the verdict, as “the plot of the charge does not correspond to the materials of the case.”
“If there is a crime in the actions of my client, then this is maximum fraud, but not a bribe. He did not have the authority to make any claims to the commercial structure for poor-quality work – this is the competence of the legal department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ”the lawyer told the publication.
The maximum penalty under the article on accepting a bribe on an especially large scale is 12 years in prison, and under the article on fraud of the same scale (part 3 of article 159 of the Criminal Code) – up to six years.