Belinsky area traffic police department ex-chief sentenced to 4 years in penal colony
Penza, 9 February 2016. PenzaNews. Maxim Tombovtsev, former chief of the traffic police department in the Belinsky area of the Penza region, was found guilty for abuse of office and attempted fraud with abuse of power, and subsequently sentenced to 4 years and 1 month in general penal colony.
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“It was established that in 2012, he was approached by a local resident who sought to make business dismantling and installing metal pipes and other meliorative metal structures, and asked him for help in obstacle-free work. For reasons of greed, Maxim Tambovtsev, who in reality did not intend to undertake any steps whatsoever, deceived him with a promise of obstacle-free work in the intended field, for a part of profit from sales of metal pipes and other metal structures,” Lyudmila Fomina, Senior Assistant of the Head of the Investigative Department of the city Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, told PenzaNews agency.
She pointed out that the lawbreaker received 30,000 rubles in October 2012, and 180,000 rubles in November 2012 of illegal profit from the businessman through other parties. The money were discovered in the culprit’s flat during a search.
“Moreover, in April 2012, the man deceived a director of a commercial organization and told him the traffic police department needs sponsorships. As a result, the businessman gave him 30,000 rubles,” she added.
Lyudmila Fomina noted that Maxim Tambovtsev did not plead guilty, and therefore the investigation required a series of painstaking phonoscopic, handwriting and forensics examinations.
The investigation was assisted by the regional FSB department, she pointed out.
“The sentence has not entered into force,” Lyudmila Fomina said.