Komsomolskaya pravda: CEO of one of companies jailed for 11 months for not paying wages to workers of Vostochny construction site

He is also to pay 100,000 rubles of fine

CEO of OOO Stroyindustriya-S Firm Sergei Terentyev has been tried the other day. The man had delayed the payments of wages to his workers, who had been working on the Vostochny space launching site. The overall sum which was not paid out totaled to over 3 million rubles (their total wage for January, 2015).

But this is not the only one violation by Terentyev. Investigators have found out that he hogged approximately 6 million rubles. The money was transferred to his company through a contract’s agreement from late November 2014 till early April 2015 – the money was to pay for a range of works on the space launching site.

As a result, two criminal cases were opened against the CEO, over Part 2 of Article 145.1 of the RF Penal Code (the full non-payment of wages during more than two months out of mercenary or other personal interest by the head of the company) and over Part 4 of Article 160 of the RF Penal Code (embezzlement, that is stealing of another’s property entrusted to the guilty one, committed by a person using their position and on a very large scale). They didn’t allow Terentyev to be at large and took him into custody right the next day after opening the criminal cases.

“The investigation attracted a lot of attention from the general public because of the interest to the large construction of the Vostochny sites. A special investigative team of 18 investigators was set up”, the Amur Region Directorate of the Investigative Committee has told to Rosskiyskaya gazeta. “The difficulty of the investigation was aggravated by the fact that the victims were not the Amur Region residents, but had come to work from other regions of Russia: Crimea, Dagestan, Krasnodar, Stavropol, Transbaikalian Territory, Astrakhan, Kaliningrad, Saratov, Chelyabinsk Region and others. In all, 70 people were recognized victims. After the case had been opened, all of them departed. The investigators cooperated with their colleagues from regional departments of the Investigative Committee to collect all the information”.

 “Due to the taken measures during the pretrial investigation the accused paid the debt for the wages fully”, the Committee added. “During the trial Terentyev pleaded guilty and was remorseful.”

Eventually, the court has sentenced him to 11 months in a minimum-security penal colony and a fine of 100,000rubles.  .

ONLY NUMBERS. The case files number 26 volumes plus 184 pages of the indictment.


Irina Zrazhevskaya