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BARNAUL, February 16 (Itar-Tass) — The Altai regional court sentenced the former head of an operation/search unit of Barnaul police to nine years and one month in prison for fraud and attempted sale of drugs in "especially large amounts," the department of the Federal Security Service told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Lt-Col Roman Yankovoi, using fake documents, misappropriated and used the money intended for encouraging citizens to supply the information that helped solve crimes, in the period from 2005 through 2009," the investigator said.
"It has also been ascertained that in some cases, Yankovoi passed heroin to criminals. A court convicted him for this crime in 2010," the FSB said.
The court estimated the damaged caused by the Lieutenant-Colonel to be at 180,000 roubles. He will be serving his sentence in a maximum security penitentiary.