The Novosibirsk garrison military department of the Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against former head of the department of the 628th military office of the RF Defense Ministry Major Andrei Mikhailov. He is suspected of a crime under Part 3, item “c” of Article 286 (abuse of authority entailing grave consequences).
According to the investigation, Mikhailov without any decision made by the Defense Ministry abused his power and agreed documents submitted by the management of OA Katod and included into the cost of products purchased from the company in 2013-2015 under a state contract the expenses for information, legal, audit and counseling services, services of a managing company and a bank as well as representation and advertisement. According to the conclusion of specialists the said actions entailed unfounded increase in the expenses of the RF Defense Ministry worth over 114 million rubles.
To find out the details of the crime, the investigators have searched in the department of the 628th military office of the RF Defense Ministry, AO Katod and superior organization AO Shvabe-oborona. They confiscated accounting and other documents relevant for the investigation. Documents concerning the activity of AO Katod in 2013-2015 were copied from the 1-C buhgalteriya software involving specialists of the company. All the investigative operations were conducted in administrative buildings and did not have any effect on the production activity of the company. In addition, the management of their financial divisions were explained that they have a right to arrive at the Novosibirsk garrison military department of the Investigative Committee and copy all the confiscated documents if it is needed for the business.
The investigation is ongoing.