In Khabarovsk, former Deputy Head of municipal enterprise convicted of embezzlement, commercial bribery, and legalization of monetary funds

The evidence gathered by the investigative authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Khabarovsk Territory was found to be sufficient by the court to find a 71-year-old former Deputy Director (for construction) of the Khabarovsk Municipal Unitary Enterprise Vodokanal guilty of the crimes under Part 4 of Article 160 (embezzlement), Paragraphs A and C of Part 7 of Article 204 (commercial bribery), and Paragraph B of Part 4 of Article 174.1 (legalization of funds acquired by a person in an illegal way) of the Criminal Code of Russia.

According to the investigators, in 2010-2011, the convicted together with the management of the enterprise had participated in the embezzlement of the funds in the course of procurement of equipment required for the construction of the Water Intake Facilities of Tungusskoe Deposit in the City of Khabarovsk. As a result of the illegal activity of the criminal, the enterprise had paid 254 million rubles for the batch of equipment actually worth only 110 million rubles. In exchange, the criminals had received a commercial bribe in the amount of 28 million rubles from a representative of the entrepreneur who had supplied the equipment.

In 2012-2013, the convict had taken part in another act of embezzlement during the procurement of 36 sets of pumping equipment at an over-inflated price. 31 million rubles had been paid to the commercial organization for the equipment (at the market value of 11 million rubles).

In March 2017, the criminal, using insurance schemes, had legalized over 57 million rubles acquired in his criminal activities. At the request of the investigation, these funds were seized.

During the investigation, the man pleaded guilty, signed a pre-trial immunity agreement, and disclosed the details of the committed crimes.

Officers of the Khabarovsk Regional Directorate of the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia actively participated in the detection and investigation of the offences.

The court sentenced the accused to 4 years of imprisonment in a settlement colony.