In Udmurtia, a former rural teacher was convicted of setting fire to a military registration and enlistment office

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In Udmurtia, a former rural teacher was convicted of setting fire to a military registration and enlistment office
In Udmurtia, a former rural teacher was convicted of setting fire to a military registration and enlistment office
9 November, 15:40SocietyPhoto: 1MI
Former teacher of a rural school and ex-director of a recreation center in the Tver region, Ilya Farber, was found guilty of setting fire to a recruiting office and a military enlistment office building in the village of Igra (Udmurtia).

The Igrinsky District Court sentenced the 48-year-old Moscow artist to 3 years and 2 months in a strict regime colony and a fine of 2.66 million rubles.

“The court, taking into account the circumstances mitigating the punishment of the defendant (among other things, the state of his health, the presence of young children), as well as the aggravating circumstance (recurrence of crimes) in the totality of sentences, by fully adding the unserved punishment to the main punishment, according to another court verdict, sentenced him to imprisonment for a term of 3 years and 2 months with a sentence to be served in a strict regime correctional colony and a fine of 2,660,000 rubles”, - the message on the Telegram channel of the united press service of the courts of Udmurtia says.

Thus, a resident of the Moscow region was found guilty of two crimes in accordance with Part 2 of Art. 167 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - Intentional destruction and damage to another's property with the infliction of significant damage, committed by arson out of hooligan motives.

In May, the artist made Molotov cocktails and set fire to the recruiting station and the building of the military commissariat in the village of Igra. As a result of the arson, no one was injured, but property damage was caused.

The defendant pleaded guilty in full, but refused to testify. In this regard, his testimony, taken during the preliminary investigation, was read out at the trial. Then Farber said that he "wanted to test himself," but when he saw the fire, he realized what he had done and expressed regret about it. Thus, there is no intent to destroy property.

Farber is in the dock is not the first time. In 2013, a trial took place that caused a wide public outcry and attracted the attention of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the materials in the case, Farber, who worked as a director in the Palace of Culture, received 300 thousand rubles from the businessman and demanded another 132 thousand for the right to extend the repair work and sign an act on their implementation. The services themselves were not provided in full. The entrepreneur wrote a statement in which he accused the director of the recreation center of extorting a bribe. Farber said that the contractor missed deadlines and did not complete the work, pointing to financial difficulties. In this regard, the director decided to make repairs on his own, and the businessman promised to return part of the funds. As a result, the director of the recreation center was found guilty and sentenced to eight years in a strict regime colony. Putin, commenting on the case, said that it was too harsh a sentence. Farber was released on parole in 2014.

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