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Criminal Group Member Convicted for Theft of Diesel Fuel from Petroleum Products Trunk Pipeline in Orel Region

Date of publication: 08 October 2020

Uritsk District Court of Orel Region has convicted Ali Garibanov, a member of a criminal group, for stealing 16 tonnes of diesel fuel from Section No. 42 of Transneft Druzhba’s petroleum products trunk pipeline.

In September-October 2016, Mr. Garibanov participated in laying an offshoot from a criminal tapping into a petroleum products pipeline; he was involved in stolen petroleum products transportation and ensured the safety of malefactors’ actions.  

He was found guilty of committing crimes under Article 158, Part 3, Clauses b and c of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (major theft from an oil pipeline, petroleum products pipeline). The court sentenced Mr. Garibanov to imprisonment for a period of 1 year and 3 months with serving in a general regime penal colony. The sentence has entered into force.

Earlier, three more persons involved in the case were sentenced. Depending on the role and degree of participation in the crime, they were imprisoned for terms from 1 year and 4 months to 1 year and 8 months and serve their sentences in a general regime penal colony.

Transneft Druzhba Press Service