Ex-director general of Voentelecom accused of $10.7mn swindling to be charged with bribery

Ex-director general of Voentelecom accused of $10.7mn swindling to be charged with bribery
Former Director General of Voentelecom Aleksandr Davydov Photo: Kommersant

He is charged with embezzling more than half a billion rubles in the supply of routers and the supervision of satellite communications.

Two more charges (Bribe-Taking and Bribery in a Profit-making Organization) have been added to the high-profile case of Voentelecom Director General Aleksandr Davydov. This is reported by Kommersant.

To recall, the former official has been under arrest on charges of embezzling 700 million rubles ($10.7 million) of budget funds. According to the investigation, the money disappeared during the implementation of the state program to modernize military communications.

During the investigation, it turned out that Davydov could have committed two more crimes. According to investigators, the official received a costly gift, namely a BMW 535 worth 3.7 million rubles ($56,554) from his subordinate for “general protection.” In addition, the same subordinate got Davydov's sister a job in a company, where she was paid 630 thousand rubles ($9,629). Due to possible new episodes of crimes, Aleksandr Davydov will remain in custody in the remand prison for another six months.

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