The evidence, collected by the investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Zabaykalskiy krai, was recognized as sufficient for adjudicating a verdict on Mr. Ivan Lisichnikov, the former Deputy Head of the Federal State Institution "Department of federal highways in the territory of Zabaykalskiy krai of the Federal Road Agency". He was found guilty of committing a crime in accordance with Part 6 of Art 290 (receiving a bribe committed with extortion on an especially large scale), and paragraph “b”, Part 4 , Article 174.1 (legalization (laundering) of funds and other property acquired by a person as a result of committing a crime, on an especially large scale).
According to the investigation and the court, between September 2011 and July 2018, Mr. Lisichnikov used his official position for systematical bribes receipt from the representatives of commercial organizations engaged in the maintenance and improvement of the federal highways.
The subject of bribes was money, securities, property-related services in the way of payment for Mr. Lisichnikov's relatives property located in the Sochi city in compliance with the Sale Purchase Agreements. In addition, in 2018, using his official position, Mr. Lisichnikov forced a third of the authorized share to be transferred to him in the amount of about 19 million rubles in one of the limited liability companies, that was operated the road construction activities.
The total amount of received bribes has exceeded 166 million rubles. He legalized part of the bribed securities by purchasing a store located in the Central District of Chita on a total of 29 million rubles.
In accordance with the verdict, Mr. Lisichnikov was sentenced to 13 years to the maximum security penal colony and a fine of 120 million rubles. In addition, in accordance with the verdict, the defendant's real estate in Sochi and 1/2 of the share of the "Temp" store were confiscated for the state. In addition, the funds of the accused were confiscated to the state in an amount equivalented to the subject of the bribe, in the amount of more than 153 million rubles.