The Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia has finalized the criminal investigation against Mr. Alexander Bibikov, former Head of the Information Technology Department of the Main Office of Rosreestr, as well as against Mr. Anton Evgeniev and Mr. Sergey Kuznetsov, Heads of Subcontracting IT Companies. They are accused of committing a crime prescribed in Part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, namely, embezzlement of budgetary funds committed by an organized group on an especially large scale using their official position.
These funds were allocated to Rosreestr within the Federal Target Program "Development of a unified state system for registering rights and cadastral registration of real estate (2014-2020)" (Federal State Information System, Unified State Register of Taxpayers).
Investigation detected that Mr. Alexander Bibikov, while holding the position of Head of the Information Technology Department of Rosreestr, provided the digitalization of the Body, and he was responsible for the implementation and development of the Federal State Information System, Unified State Register of Taxpayers, among other things. Knowing about the allocation of significant budget funds to this, Mr. Bibikov and the Heads of IT companies Mr. Kuznetsov and Mr. Evgeniev, previously known to him, organized and implemented a multi-stage and complex scheme of theft with the involvement of one of the leading Russian Software Development Companies security, the executive-managers of which were not aware of the true intentions of the above persons.
As a result of deliberate non-execution of State Contracts for the development of two subsystems of the FSIS USRT, Rosreestr suffered damage in the amount of 410 million rubles.
The defendants pleaded not guilty. The court imposed a restraint as the house arrest on them. In order to compensate for the damage caused by the crime, the investigation canfiscated the property of the accused and organizations controlled by them in the amount of 146 million rubles.
The indictment was approved. In the near future, it will be sent to court for consideration on the merits.