The evidence collected by the Main Investigation Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee was recognized as sufficient by the court for sentencing the former manager of the regional branch of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Ingushetia, Mr. Yakub Belkhoroev and his accessories to crimes: Ms. Zarema Gaisanova, Ms. Roza Dakiyeva, Ms. Marem Mutsolgova, Mr. Belan Tachiev, Mr. Uruskhan Tochiev and Mr. Bakhrun Tochiev.
Depending on the role of each, they were found guilty of committing crimes prescribed in Part 4, Article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 5, Article 33, Part 4, Article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 1, Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (misappropriation and embezzlement, aiding embezzlement, trafficking in firearms and ammunition).
The Investigation and the Court established that in 2015, Mr. Yakub Belkhoroev submitted false documents to the regional branch of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Ingushetia, after which he instructed to appoint and transfer funds to him on account of insurance security, allegedly in connection with facke accident at work. Based on this, he stole budget funds in the amount of about 5 million rubles right up to August 2020.
In addition, between 2015 and 2020, acting in collusion with other specified accessoris in crimes, Mr. Yakub Belkhoroev stole the Fund’s property entrusted to him in the amount of 18.3 million rubles, instructing subordinated Employees to assign fictitious payments and transfer funds to Ms. Zarema Gaisanova and Ms Roza Dakieva, ex-wife Ms. Marem Mutsolgova, his son Mr. Khavazh Belkhoroev, his daughter Ms. Elizaveta Polonkoeva, drivers Mr. Belan Tachiev and Mr. Uruskhan Tochiev, and gardener Mr. Bakhrun Tochiev.
The authority for such payments was fictitious documents stated that Mr. Yakub Belkhoroev, Mr. Belan Tachiev and Mr. Uruskhan Tochiev were injured in a non-existent traffic accident (at that time, Mr. Yakub Belkhoroev was the Mayor of the city of Magas) and Ms. Zarema Gaisanova, Ms. Roza Dakiyeva, Ms. Marem Mutsolgova, Mr. Khavazh Belkhoroev, Ms. Elizaveta Polonkoeva, and Mr. Bakhrun Tochiev suffered injuries of varying severity while inspecting an agricultural warehouse at an enterprise that ceased its operations back in 2008.
In addition, Mr. Bakhrun Tochiev illegally kept a pistol and ammunition to it on the territory of his household.
The Investigation seized the property of the convicts in an amount equivalent to the stolen property.
Ms. Elizaveta Polonkoeva has been put on the Federal wanted list. The criminal investigation against her, as well as against Mr. Khavazh Belkhoroev, were separated into separate proceedings. The investigation into them, as well as the establishment of other facts of theft, in which Mr. Yakub Belkhoroev and persons of his inner-circle are involved, continue.
On the basis of the verdict of the Moscow City Court, the jurisdiction of which was determined by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Mr. Yakub Belkhoroev was sentenced to 9 years in prison with serving in a general regime penal colony and deprivation of the right to hold positions in the public service and local governments, related with the implementation of organizational and administrative powers, for a period of 3 years. Mr. Belan Tachiev was sentenced to 4 years suspended sentence, Ms. Zarema Gaisanova was sentenced to 3 years suspended sentence, Mr. Uruskhan Tochiev was sentenced to 3 years suspended sentence, Ms. Roza Dakiyeva was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment on probation, Mr. Bahrun Tochiev - 4 years of imprisonment on probation, Ms. Marem Mutsolgova - 3 years of imprisonment on probation. The court granted a civil claim for the recovery of almost 17.5 million rubles from the Defendants. The Court also extended the seizure of the property of the Accused, imposed earlier on the motion of the Investigation, in order to ensure compensation for the damage caused. The Maybach car, which actually belonged to Mr. Belkhoroev, was turned into state revenue.