It turns out that part of the money is used to pay pensions, and the car of the bribe-taking governor can be bought at an auction.
Ah, these seductive operational footage! Chubby bundles of banknotes, illuminated by the uneven shine of gold and diamonds! These touching moments of farewell: the last look at the valuables laid out on the beds, the last breath of freedom and luxury before the resignation of the master of life.
Perhaps the freshest of the corruption cases that have thundered all over the country is the spring arrest of the head of the Penza region, Ivan Belozertsev. A happy (although not so much) owner of the amount of half a billion rubles, a Breguet watch for 5.7 million, four apartments and a new Mercedes.
It is roughly clear what awaits the governor: if they are found guilty of accepting bribes, they will go to jail for ten years. But what happens to the money and property of large (and not so) civil servants caught on large (and not so) bribes? After all, the sums taken from some of our corrupt officials not only amaze the imagination, but also exceed the incomes of some regional centers.
For example, they found 6 billion rubles from FSB Colonel Kirill Cherkalin , which is more than the annual budget of Orel or Tambov. And if we add here cars, watches and other attributes of the luxurious life of our corrupt officials, then we can already contain a whole region, or even some Liechtenstein.
We figured out this issue and found out: confiscation is only the first, but far from the last step of property acquired by illegal labor on the way to “correction”.
PENSION FROM COLONEL ZAKHARCHENKO
Let’s start with the simplest thing – money. By the way, you wondered: why do our officials invent such cunning corruption schemes, and keep tons of cash at home and do not seek to “launder” them? It turns out that a criminal calculation is also involved here: expenses, bank accounts, property of civil servants and their family members are carefully monitored, many of them are required to submit declarations every year. If you, your wife or your son have five Mercedes cars and three apartments, please explain the origin of the funds for their purchase. There is no need to report on the millions hidden “under the pillow”. Until they get caught, of course. And only then …
- First, the money becomes material evidence and is kept on the deposit of the Investigative Committee. In the future, if a person is convicted of bribery and the article provides for confiscation or a fine, then this money turns into state revenue, ”says Oleg Pavlovich, chairman of the Pavlovich and Partners Bar Association.
At the same time, the fine has its own fate, and the confiscated money has its own. The fine is simply credited to the state budget and “dissolves” there. And the money found from corrupt officials and confiscated by the court, from January 1, 2019, is credited to the Pension Fund and sent to pay insurance pensions. So if you (or your mother or grandmother) receive a pension, it is possible that several hundred rubles every month come to you from money confiscated from Colonel Zakharchenko or one of his “colleagues”. A trifle, but nice.
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