Evidence collected by the Main Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Federal Security Service of Russia for Sverdlovskaya oblast was recognized as sufficient for sentencing Mr. Igor Trifonov, former Head of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Yekaterinburg city. He was found guilty of committing crimes prescribed in Part 6, Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 1, Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (receiving a bribe on an especially large scale; illicit acquisition, transfer, sale, possession of a weapon).
The investigation and the court found that between May and June 2015, Mr. Trifonov, through three intermediaries, two of whom were subordinated to him police officers, received a bribe in the amount of 10 million rubles from Mr. Oleg Konoplev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of LLC Commercial Bank "Koltso Urala", for facilitating, by virtue of their official position, the decision by the Ministry of Internal Affairs Officials to launch a criminal case in the interests of the mentioned above bank.
It was also established that Mr. Trifonov illictly possessed cartridges he had previously acquired, which refer to the category of ammunition. He stored theь at his place of residence in a house located in the Moscow Oblast, until they were forcibly cafiscated during a search in September 2020.
During the investigation, Mr. Trifonov pleaded not guilty.
The court sentenced Mr. Trifonov to 9.5 years in prison to be served in a strict regime penal colony, deprivation of the right to hold positions in law enforcement agencies for a period of 3 years, deprivation of the special rank of “Police Major General” and deprivation of the state award.
Mr. Oleg Konoplev, who during the investigation and the trial confirmed his testimony and actively cooperated with the investigation, had previously been sentenced to 5 years of probation and a fine of 20 million rubles.