Former FSIN Head, convicted of fraud, released on parole

By the order of the Central District Court of Kaliningrad, the former director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation (FSIN), Alexander Reimer, was released on parole from prison. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the court.

Alexander Reimer
Alexander Reimer

Reimer, who led the FSIN from 2009 to 2012, was arrested on March 31, 2015 on suspicion of major fraud and abuse of power. The investigation charged him with embezzlement of 2.7 billion rubles from the budget when the department purchased electronic bracelets for people under house arrest.

By the court decision in 2017, the former head of the FSIN was sentenced to eight years in prison and compensation for material damage. Now, the judiciary granted the request for the release of Reimer on parole. It should enter into force 10 days after adoption.

Such humanity of Russian courts to high-ranking violators is gradually becoming a rule. Judges do not hesitate to impose parol sentences for the theft of several million rubles. Cases instituted on particularly large frauds, as can be seen in the example of a friend of Anatoly Chubais, sometimes do not reach the court.

Officials openly cover each other from criminal prosecution. The title of a deputy, multiplied by the capital of a successful businessperson, can protect even from pressing charges for murder.

The representatives of the capitalist elite are tightly financially connected to each other and they do not abandon “their own”. The law is always at their service: it can always be circumvented or turned inside out for convenience.

Ordinary citizens, who are being shamelessly robbed, can only expect the tightening control on all fronts, so that popular discontent with the current state of affairs does not cross permitted boundaries.

As long as the system based on robbery dominates the country, they will not stop jailing for a loaf of bread and getting promoted to ministers for a million.

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