Former Director of Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Reimer and his accomplices to stand trial

The Moscow Directorate of the Investigative Committee has finished the investigation against former Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Reimer, his former deputy Nikolai Krivolapov and director of the Service’s IT and Communications Center Viktor Opredelyonov.  Depending on the role of each one they are charged with crimes under Part 4 of Article 159 of the RF Penal Code (fraud), Part 3 of Article 285 (abuse of office) and Article 222 of the RF Penal Code (illegal acquisition and storage of firearms).

According to investigators, between 2010 and 2012, the accused fraudulently stole 2.7 billion rubles allocated to the Federal Penitentiary Service for purchasing electronic control systems or to put it simply – electronic bracelets. However, the bracelets were purchased at prices overstate by several times. This way, a stationary control device costing 19 thousand rubles was purchased for 108 thousand rubles, and the mobile control device for 128 thousand rubles against 19. As a payment for his assistance in stealing budget funs Reimer got from his accomplice Martynov over 140 million rubles. The money was handed at his office in Zhitnaya Street in Moscow.  The investigation was complicated because of a large number of investigative and procedural operations, forensic inquiries, such as accounting, merchandising, technical, handwriting and others.

The criminal case against Martynov was severed to form a separate law suit as he made a plea deal with investigators.  Earlier the court sentenced Martynov to 3 years and 8 months to be served in colony, and a fine of 500 thousand rubles.

Investigators collected enough evidence, and the case with approved indictment has been forwarded to court.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                          V.I. Markin