Taganrog City Duma deputy convicted of paying bonuses to oneself
At the beginning of the year, the accused was acquitted in the same criminal case.
The Taganrog City Court sentenced Viktor Grevtsev, the deputy of the Taganrog City Duma, to two years in prison, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Rostov region stated. The parliamentarian hid 2.3 million rubles from taxation; he illegally paid as bonuses to himself and to the management of MUP SAKH.
A criminal case was initiated in the summer of 2017. Grevtsev was placed under house arrest and was acquitted in February 2019. The deputy also won lawsuits against the blogger who wrote about the trial. The blogger was fined 30 thousand rubles for libel and 25 thousand rubles for moral harm. At that time, Grevtsev worked as the head of the Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the Southern Federal University.
On August 19, the court found Grevtsev guilty of Abuse of Official Power and Tax Evasion (part 1 of Article 285, part 1 of Article 199.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to investigators, the crimes were committed between October 2015 and February 2016, when Grevtsev was in charge of the SAKH Municipal Unitary Enterprise.
September 10 is the day when State Duma deputies return from summer vacation to the building on Okhotny Ryad. Among them is the hero of our previous investigation, the ‘Steel King of the South of Russia,’ Ivan Ivanovich Demchenko. The owner of the Abinsky Electrometallurgical Plant, which withdraws the profits of companies under its control to the accounts of foreign offshore companies, will once again start working as part of the Duma committee on regulations – it is an unchallenging job, necessary for parliamentary immunity of the deputy and his vast business, which brings billions of rubles annually.