Evidence collected by investigators of the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Altai Republic was recognized by the court as sufficient for the court to pass a sentence against the former First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Altai Republic Robert Paltaller. He was found guilty of committing crimes under paragraph “c” of Part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of official powers, committed with the infliction of grave consequences), part 6 of Art. 290 (receiving by an official personally and through an intermediary a bribe on an especially large scale), paragraph “c” part 5 of Art. 290 (receiving a bribe on a large scale by an official through an intermediary), Part 3 of Art. 30, part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (attempt to receive a bribe by an official through an intermediary, committed with the extortion of a bribe, on an especially large scale).
The investigation and the court found that in 2015-2018. Paltaller, together with the director of the state institution “Department of Capital Construction of the Republic of Altai” Alexander Vaidurov and General Director of the Joint-Stock Company “Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending of the Republic of Altai” Mikhail Karpenko out of other personal interest and mercenary motives, exceeding his official powers, in violation of the current legislation of the Russian Federation, organized the construction of the facility “Mechanical snowmaking system of the Manzherok ski complex” without an examination of project documentation and engineering survey results, while illegally ensuring the victory of the joint-stock company in auction for the right to conclude a state contract for the construction of the specified facility by unjustifiably rejecting the application of the second participant in the auction, giving the latter an illegal instruction to accept and pay for actually unfulfilled work.
Based on the documentation submitted by Karpenko and signed by Vaidurov, budget funds in the amount of more than 505 million rubles were transferred to the settlement account of the contractor, including for actually unfulfilled work in the total amount of more than 136 million rubles, as a result of which material damage was caused to the budget of the republic on a large scale for the specified amount.
In addition, in 2017-2018 Paltaller, through Karpenko, acting as an intermediary, received from the founder of one of the commercial organizations a bribe totaling about 7.4 million rubles for ensuring the conclusion of a contract for the construction of the above facility, organizing the timely transfer of money as advances for the performance of work on its construction in the amount of more than 200 million rubles and further unimpeded acceptance of works performed in a smaller volume.
He is in 2015-2016. through an intermediary in the person of Karpenko, he received a large bribe from a representative of another commercial organization totaling more than 800 thousand rubles for the unhindered acceptance of work during the construction of a residential building in the village of Maima, the organization of timely transfer of money and general patronage.
In the spring of 2017, Paltaller, through Karpenko, demanded that the head of the construction company give him a bribe in the amount of 2 million rubles for concluding a subcontract for the repair of a section of the Chuisky Trakt federal highway R-256, unhindered acceptance of work on repairing the facility and timely transfer of money for them execution under the threat of refusal to accept work. However, the head of the commercial organization refused to hand over the bribe.
The above crimes were revealed in close cooperation between the investigators of the investigative department and the operational units of the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Altai Republic.
During the preliminary investigation of the criminal case, a large amount of investigative and other procedural actions were carried out, including a number of complex forensic examinations, a significant number of documents drawn up in the course of committing crimes were studied: auction documentation, documents in the field of construction and accounting activities; searches were carried out at the place of residence of the accused and his accomplices, aimed at establishing the objects of the crimes under investigation, property obtained by criminal means. As a result of the work done by the investigators, on the basis of a court decision received in the prescribed manner, the property of the accused was seized for a total amount of about 32 million rubles.
Paltaller pleaded not guilty to the criminal acts charged against him. At the same time, his involvement in the commission of the above malfeasance was confirmed by the testimony of witnesses, other accomplices in crimes, the conclusions of forensic examinations, as well as other evidence in their entirety.
Criminal cases against accomplices in crimes, who concluded pre-trial cooperation agreements at the stage of preliminary investigation, were separated into a separate proceeding. They are condemned by the entered judgments of the court.
The court, taking into account the evidence collected by the investigation, found R. Paltaller guilty and sentenced him to 14 years in prison with serving in a penal colony with a strict regime, with a fine of 80 million rubles, with deprivation of the right to hold positions in state bodies and local governments related to the performance of organizational, administrative and administrative functions for a period of 7 years.
In addition, the court granted a civil claim for compensation for damage caused by the crime in the amount of 136 million rubles in favor of the Russian Federation.