6 people arrested for embezzling ₽800 million from Rostech 

6 people arrested for embezzling ₽800 million from Rostech
Officers breaking into the suspects’ office

They are suspected of illegal banking activity.

The number of defendants in the Rostec corruption case is growing. Six people have been arrested in Moscow on charges of embezzling about 800 million rubles from the state-owned corporation. Investigators believe that the suspects would move the stolen money into illegitimate business through one-day firms.

The Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Main Department of Economic Security and Countering Corruption (GUEBiPK) broke into the office of the suspects, who, among other things, had carried out illegal banking transactions with stolen millions. The security forces seized documents, seals and stamps of fictitious companies, as well as a large amount of money.

The court has already returned the verdict to the accused. Two of them were imprisoned and the other four were put under house arrest. They are charged with Art. 172 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Banking Activity).

As our readers may recall, the multi-million-ruble embezzlement case features four defendants: Prompostavka first deputy CEO Dmitry Manuilov, Prompostavka ex-CEO Ruslan Suleymanov, ex-CEO of Kompas Moscow Design Bureau Murad Safin and his assistant Ekaterina Khlystova. All of them are held in custody, charged with Swindling committed on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).

Pre-investigation checks revealed that between 2011 and 2016 the money was withdrawn from Kompas and Prompostavka accounts under fictitious contracts.

Earlier, an informed source told the CrimeRussia that Rostech Deputy CEO Nikolai Volobuev had launched the anti-corruption campaign within the corporation and is in charge among other things of FSB-related matters.  In fact, Volobuev himself is a security officer. Between 2006 and 2007 he worked as JSC Rosoboronexport’s Director of Special Commissions, followed by his appointment as Rostech’s deputy CEO.

Rostech stated that in 2016 the State Corporation together with law enforcement agencies prevented misappropriation of over 1.8 billion rubles. 15 criminal cases were initiated on the corporation’s claims.

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