In St. Petersburg, investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of Russia proceed to investigation into embezzlement upon personal reception by Chairman of the Investigative Committee, press charges against Director General of the enterprise

Upon results of a personal reception of citizens by the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia that took place on November 16, 2019, the North-Western Transport Investigations Directorate has pressed charges against Director General of an enterprise for committing an offense under Part 7 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia (swindling).

To remind, on November 16, 2019, a representative of a corporate entity engaged in shipbuilding applied to the personal reception of Alexander Bastrykin in St. Petersburg. It was related to embezzlement of funds by Director General of a company previously concluded an equipment supply contract with the affected company. The terms of the contract were not properly fulfilled, which caused multimillion damage to the corporate entity represented by the applicant. The man also specified that the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are processing a probe under Part 2 of Article 165 of the Criminal Code of Russia (infliction of material damage through deceit or abuse of trust). The applicant thought that the qualification of the probe might lead to exoneration of the person from criminal responsibility; therefore, the citizen asked to initiate a transfer of the probe materials to officers of the North-Western Transport Investigations Directorate. Upon the reception, investigative units of the Investigative Committee of Russia took the probe from the police units and proceeded to its investigation. Apart from that, the investigators established additional episodes of supplying non-authentic equipment and launched a probe under a more serious article of the Criminal Code of Russia (Part 7 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia (swindling)). The charged Director General has testified.

According to the investigation, from 2013 to 2017, unidentified employees of the enterprise producing spare parts for naval vessels had been signing equipment supply contracts with a shipbuilding company. Once installed on vessels, the equipment showed non-authenticity--it was found to be unfit for use and the quality confirmation documents for it were forged.

The willful illegal activities inflicted on the shipbuilding company the material damage of over 18 million rubles.

At the moment, a complex of investigative activities is being carried out in order to establish all circumstances, causes, and conditions that contributed to the offenses. The criminal investigation is ongoing.