490-million-ruble fraud case against former Head of Rosgranitsa removed to court
Dmitry Bezdelov is also charged with the creation of a criminal community.
The criminal case against the former Head of the Federal Agency for the Development of the Russian Federation State Border (Rosgranitsa) Dmitry Bezdelov is removed to the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow, the Prosecutor General's Office reported. Bezdelov is charged with organizing a criminal community (part 3 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code) and Swindling on 490 million rubles (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).
According to the Prosecutor General's Office, in the summer of 2009 the Rosgranitsa Head conspired with a number of individuals to steal the money allocated for the construction of the railway crossing point Adler. Defendants in the case are the Bezdelov's Deputy Boris Khaytovych, the Head of the FSU Directorate for construction and operation of Rosgranitsa objects Oleg Senkevich, the Head of Rosgranitsa facilities and infrastructure Danil Vavilov, the Deputy Head of the FSUE Rosgranstroy Sergey Kozlenkov and the director of the consulting group Tsenny Sovet Evgeny Chaika. According to investigators, in four years (2009 and 2013) the criminal community has managed to steal more than 490 million rubles.
Recall Bezdelov fled to Italy after his dismissal from the post of the Rosgranitsa Head. In 2014 he was arrested in absentia by the Tverskoy Court of Moscow and declared into the international wanted list. Only in April 2016 Bezdelov was extradited by Italian authorities and given into hands of the Moscow FSIN staff and the Russian bureau of Interpol.
Rosfinmonitoring (Federal Financial Monitoring Service) analyzed the data of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers and discovered thousands of offshore companies through which the Russians laundered billions of rubles. Materials on deputies and governors were handed over to law enforcers.
A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.