Criminal proceedings against Serdyukov's son-in-law terminated

Criminal proceedings against Serdyukov's son-in-law terminated

Criminal proceedings against son-in-law of еру former Head of the Ministry of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov, businessman Valery Puzikov, and two other defendants have been terminated.

According to Kommersant, it was a source close to the investigation who reported the termination of the criminal prosecution against Puzikov by the Investigative Committee of Russia.

Son-in-law of the Head of Defense Department Serdyukov had been accused of embezzling budget funds belonging to the Saint-Petersburg Construction Engineering Center of the Ministry of Defense FSUE, however, he, like Serdyukov himself, managed to avoid further criminal prosecution due to non-rehabilitative circumstances.

Therefore, according to the news agency, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise may still lodge a complaint with the court against the case defendants.

After case diversion (embezzlement had been replaced with abuse of authority), the criminal proceedings against another Head of the unitary enterprise Valery Sedov and his Chief Accountant Irina Petukhova were also terminated.

«Mild» charge for the two defendants coincided with amnesty on occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, which benifited pensioners (men over 55 and women over 50).

Puzikov was not subject to the amnesty due to his age, however, the criminal case against him has been dismissed due to the statute of limitations, provided for liability for the commission of a less serious crime.

The ICR Chief Military Investigation Department and the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office have agreed to the termination of criminal prosecution of Puzikova, Sedov, and Petukhova by non-rehabilitative circumstances.

Let us recall that the prosecution of the former Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov was discontinued in 2014 due to another amnesty dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitution, which applied to Serdyukov due to being an order bearer.

The news agency noted that military prosecutors could recover a compensation of 56 million rubles from Serdyukov through civil proceedings, but this did not happen.

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