Discovered Austrian property prompted Pavel Shiryaev to pay for bribes

The former top manager of IDGC of the North-West paid 30 million rubles.
Former top manager of IDGC of the North-West PJSC Pavel Shiryaev paid 30 million rubles. the fine imposed on him by the bribery court. Earlier, the power engineer received six years in prison for illegal rewards that he received from contractors. Funds to pay the fine were found after the assets of a former manager in the amount of € 830 thousand were discovered in Austria.

The Syktyvkar city court sentenced in the case of the former deputy general director of IDGC of the North-West PJSC Pavel Shiryaev in September last year. As Kommersant reported, he was found guilty of episodes of receiving a bribe by a group of persons by prior conspiracy on an especially large or large scale (paragraphs “a”, “c”, part 5 of article 290 and part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation )

The court appointed the power industry six years in a penal colony with a fine of 30 million rubles. Shiryaev was also denied the right to engage in certain activities for three years.

Recall that in the verdict on the criminal case, in 2015–2018, the deputy general director in collusion with “other persons” from among the management of IDGC of the North-West PJSC and its Komienergo branch received bribes from commercial organizations for unhindered acceptance and payment contract work. In addition, illegal remuneration provided a “manifestation of loyalty” to these organizations in partnership with IDGC of the North-West PJSC.

The total amount of bribes received by the participants, according to the investigation, exceeded 74 million rubles.

“During the investigation of the criminal case, the interregional department of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service for the North-Western District provided the investigation with information about Shiryaev’s assets in Austria. Upon request for legal assistance, the competent authorities of the Republic of Austria confirmed that the accused had a dwelling with a parking space in Vienna for a total of € 830 thousand, ”Natalia Spiridonova, senior assistant to the Komi prosecutor, told Kommersant. In court, the state prosecutor filed a motion for the seizure of property. The court granted the motion.

The verdict to the former top manager entered into force on November 5, 2019, the decision to seize his foreign assets was left unchanged. “Today it became known that after the entry into force of the sentence, the 30 millionth fine was paid by the convict in full. In this regard, on December 20, 2019, the Syktyvkar city court lifted the arrest on the specified property of Shiryaev, ”the interlocutor of Kommersant added.