Second sentence imposed over a probe into multimillion embezzlement of public funds
The evidence gathered by the Main Department on Major Crimes Investigation of the Investigative Committee of Russia was found by the court to be sufficient to sentence Ivan Orlov. He was found guilty of committing offenses under Part 4 of Article 159 and Part 3 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (swindling, legalization).
Investigation and the court established that Orlov, being at first a worker and later director general of Intellektualnye Trafik Sistemy LLC, acting as part of an organized group, upon instruction of its leader Filippov and in cooperation with other accomplices delivered equipment that obviously did not meet the requirements of the technical documentation. In addition, they prepared fictitious technical, certification, payment and other primary documents in order to steal budgetary funds allocated for performance of works on arrangement of an intelligent system for monitoring parking spaces on the street-road network of Moscow in 2013. Through their illegal actions the perpetrators stole over 660 million rubles from the Moscow budget and subsequently legalized them.
Orlov pleaded guilty of the alleged offenses during preliminary investigation and signed an immunity cooperation agreement pre-trial, in this connection, the criminal case against him was considered during a special court proceeding.
The court ruled to sentence Orlov to 4 years of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony.
Previously, a sentence was imposed over an organizer of the multimillion embezzlement of public funds Oleg Filippov.
Probes into other five participants of the organized group are being considered by court. One more perpetrator hid outside the Russian Federation and was therefore put on an international wanted list.
05 October 2020 14:13
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