A court has recognized the evidence collected by the Moscow Directorate of the Investigative Committee sufficient to convict Nikolai Martynov. He was found guilty of crimes under Part 4 of Article 159 of the RF Penal Code (fraud on a very large scale).
The court and investigators have revealed that in 2010-2012 the accused acted in an organized criminal group and fraudulently stole over 1.2 billion rubles allocated to the Federal Penitentiary Service from the federal budget to buy electronic control devices. However, the devices were purchased at prices overstate by several times. This way, a stationary control device costing 19 thousand rubles was purchased for 108 thousand rubles, and a mobile control device for 128 thousand rubles against 19 thousand. The Russian budget suffered the damage of at least 2.7 billion rubles.
The investigators revealed that the Federal Penitentiary Service had concluded the governmental contract for the supply of the said devices without bidding with the Service’s Center of IT Logistics and Communication. However, as the said facility had neither production space nor qualified personnel to manufacture the devices the contract was executed by specialists of OOO NPF META controlled by Martynov basically under advanced agreement with the accomplices. As became known earlier, to repay for the assistance in stealing the budget money Martynov gave over 140 million rubles in cash to former director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Aleksandr Reimer.
The investigation was complicated as it required a lot of investigative and procedural operations, forensic inquiries such as accounting, merchandising, technical, handwriting and others.
The criminal case against Martynov was severed to form a separate lawsuit as he had made a cooperation deal.
The court has sentenced Martynov to 3 years and 8 months to be served in a minimum-security correctional facility and a fine of 500,000 rubles.
The investigation against former director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Aleksandr Reimer, his former deputy Nikolai Krivolapov, director of the Center of IT Logistics and Communication Viktor Opredelyonov has been finished. The accused and their lawyers are reading the criminal files in accordance with Article 217 of the RF Criminal Procedure Code.