Court consolidated cases on embezzlement of 500 million rubles in Rosgranitsa
In total, investigating officers brought charges to nine defendants, among whom there were former Head of Rosgranitsa Dmitry Bezdelov and his deputy Boris Haytovich.
The Meshchansky Court of Moscow consolidated cases against former Head of Rosgranitsa Dmitry Bezdelov and eight other persons involved, accused of swindle of nearly 500 million rubles in one production. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to Bezdelov’s lawyer Boris Kozhemyakin.
Earlier, the court already returned these two cases in Prosecutor's Office for their consolidation in one production, however the Moscow City Court cancelled this decision and sent both cases back to the Meshchansky Court for consideration.
To recall, according to the version of investigating officers, former Head of Rosgranitsa Bezdelov created a criminal community in 2009 with the assistance of Head of Directorate on a Construction and Operation of Objects of Rosgranitsa Federal State Institution Oleg Senkevich and Head of department of arrangement of objects of state border and administration of check points of Rosgranitsa Danila Vavilov. In four years defendants stole and legalized more than 490 million budget rubles allocated to Rosgranitsa for various needs.
Besides, Bezdelov’s deputy Boris Haytovich and a number of leading employees of Rosgranstroy and the CEOs of the controlled commercial organizations participated in collusion. Two defendants have already been sentenced to long imprisonment. Senkevich disappeared from court and was in federal search, materials concerning him are considered in absentia. Bezdelov himself absconded for long time and only in April, 2016 was extradited to the Russian Federation from Italy.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?