Criminal case over stealing of 1.1 billion rubles from OAO Moscow United Eclectic Grid Company goes to court

The 1st investigations department (based in Moscow) of the Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has finished investigation against Yevgheny Puzikov, Andrey Turunov, Tatyana Prukha and Boris Kletsko charged with a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the RF Penal Code (fraud). All of them are defendants in the case over stealing money from OAO Moscow United Electric Grid Company (hereinafter the Company) on a very large scale.

According to investigators, Head of Logistics and Purchase Department and Chairman of Constant Tender Commission of the Company Kharris Ravilov acted in concord with Puzikov, Turunov, Prukha and Kletsko when by deception and abuse of trust included OOO BusinessGroup in the process of purchasing equipment for the offices of the Company overrating the price of purchasing and assembly of the equipment. As a result the accomplices stole from the Company over 1.1 billion rubles.

Puzikov, Turunov and Kletso are in custody, while Prukha is under house arrest. Ravilov escaped from the investigators and is wanted. A court ruled to put him in custody in absentia.

The investigators have enough evidence so the criminal case with the approved indictment against four of the defendants has been sent to court to be tried on the merits.