25 Feb 2020 14:25

Former head of Russian penitentiary service Reimer released on parole

KALININGRAD. Feb 25 (Interfax) - The Central District Court of Kaliningrad has ruled to release former head of Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Alexander Reimer on parole, the court's press service told Interfax.

"The court ruled in favor of Reimer's request for parole. The court adopted this decision on February 20," the press service said.

Reimer's previous parole plea was rejected in May 2019.

Between 2010 and 2012, Reimer and his deputy Krivolapov misappropriated 2.2 billion rubles in federal funds allocated for the purchase of electronic tracking bracelets for FSIN.

In 2017, Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky Court sentenced Reimer to eight years in a penitentiary and a fine of 800,000 rubles. Krivolapov was sentenced to five years and eight months and a fine of 600,000 rubles.

Both Reimer and Krivolapov were transported to a penitentiary in Kaliningrad in 2018.