7 years for $17.261.000 theft
In addition to the term, the court ordered former politician Sergey Popelnyuhov to compensate the damage caused upon the claim of Rosoboronexport.
The Lefortovo Court of Moscow sentenced former Senator from the Belgorod region Sergey Popelnyuhov to seven years of colony for stealing more than 1 billion rubles ($17.261.000) in the construction of factories to produce Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition in Venezuela.
In addition, the court granted the petition of Rosoboronexport to the company Stroyinvestinzhiniring SU-848, which was headed by Popelnyuhov, amounting to more than 1 billion rubles.
According to the materials of the case, the ex-Senator, being the head of Stroyinvestinzhiniring SU-848, received the money from Venezuela for the construction of factories to produce Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition. However, means were transferred to the accounts of controlled by Popelnyuhov firms and factories were not completed. Moreover, workers, who worked in construction, accused management of Stroyinvestinzhiniring SU-848 in backdated wages.
The Popelnyuhov’s protection insisted on the fact that plants were not able to be finished because of the high inflation in Venezuela. The ex-Senator was arrested in May 2015.
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