In Kamchatka Territory sentence passed on former minister of transport and road building

Court has recognized the evidence gathered by the Far Eastern Federal District Investigation Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee sufficient to convict former minister of transport and road building in Kamchatka Territory Vladimir Silyukov. He was found guilty of crimes under article 289 of the RF Criminal Code (participation of an official in running a business firm, through an authorized delegate, in spite of the prohibition under the law, if the act connected with providing the firm with privileges and advantages or any other patronage), parts 2 and 3 of article 285 (abuse of official powers).

The court and investigator have found that in 2009-2011 Silyukov was head of Transport Agency in Kamchatka District and later the minister for transport and road building. In spite of the prohibition established by the Federal law “On state civil service in the Russian Federation” through an authorized delegate, who was his relative he took part in managing a limited liability company engaged in business activity. He also used his official position to provide the company with privileges and patronage, connected with artificial creation of conditions for the most favorable functioning and signing profitable state contracts on a priority basis. These illegal actions provided the company with the stable income, part of which Silyukov spent on his own needs.

In 2010, during the implementation of the provisions of the state contract signed with a commercial company on the supply of five tractors DT-75 for the needs of the Kamchatka Territory, acting of mercenary and other personal interests Silyukov signed certificates of acceptance post factum without making sure that the company had had registration documents, which caused the budgets of the territory to lose 7 million rubles.

In addition, in 2011, Silyukov during an open tender for the state contract on building of a cargo-and-passenger vessel for the needs of the Kamchatka Territory created conditions so that the company he was illegally running could have won. Later the signing of the state contract with the company caused to the Kamchatka Territory budget a loss of over 102 million rubles.

The court sentenced Silyukov to 5 years in jail. The court also exacted 109 million rubles of damages. The convict was taken into custody in the courtroom.