In Tomka, a sentence was passed on the former first Deputy Head of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Zorin. The colonel of the internal service was accused of receiving bribes in the amount of 1.9 million rubles from two prisoners during his work as the head of the colony. for patronage, and also turned a blind eye to the illegal production of souvenirs, which was carried out in the IK. In the last word, the jailer stated that he pleaded guilty, but noted that he spent the money received only on the repair of office rooms of the institution and the functioning of its activities. The former deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service was sentenced to eight years and one month in a strict regime colony, a fine of 3 million rubles. and stripped of their title.
The Kirovsky District Court of Tomsk has completed the consideration of the criminal case of Alexander Zorin, ex-deputy head of the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service. About it reported in the joint press service of the judicial community of the region.
Alexander Zorin was detained on December 29, 2021. The investigators charged him with taking bribes (Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), abuse of official powers (Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), at their request the detainee was placed in a pre-trial detention center. As indicated in the materials of the ICR, during his work as the head of IK-4 of a strict regime, he allegedly systematically received bribes from two prisoners whom he patronized. In particular, they had cell phones prohibited for use in correctional facilities. In gratitude for this, the convicts handed over to the head of the correctional colony a total of about 1.9 million rubles. and tablet. In addition, the case states that the head of the colony, who in October 2020 went for a promotion to the department of the Federal Penitentiary Service, did not take measures to close the shops illegally operating in the correctional colony for the production of souvenirs and metalworking, in which prisoners worked.
While the investigation was going on, the deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service was dismissed from service. The court imposed a security arrest in the amount of 2.5 million rubles on his property.
During the investigation and in court, Colonel Zorin fully admitted his guilt. In his last speech, he stated that he confessed immediately after his arrest and actively cooperated with the investigation.
According to a former senior officer of the Federal Penitentiary Service, he used the bribes he received to renovate office rooms in the colony.
In addition, he spent money on “the functioning of the colony.” “My employees never bought paper or stationery at their own expense,” the defendant explained.
He said that before his appointment in 2012 as the head of IK-4, this correctional facility was considered the worst in the department. “The convicts, going to bed, hung packages from the ceiling, because all the roofs were leaking, and in order not to get wet, they slept in this position. One bathroom was for 75 people. 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 Wednesday, the former deputy head of the Tomsk prison department was sentenced. As told in the regional department of the Investigative Committee of Russia, the court appointed the accused eight years and one month in a strict regime colony. In addition, he was deprived of the special rank of “colonel of the internal service” and the right to hold senior positions in the bodies of the penitentiary system for a period of five years.