Businessman Pshenichny who died in remand prison in 2018 becomes defendant in another criminal case

Businessman Pshenichny who died in remand prison in 2018 becomes defendant in another criminal case
Valery Pshenichny

The investigation theory is that Valery Pshenichny had been involved in theft of 78.9 million rubles ($1.2 million) from the budget.

Another criminal case has been opened against a businessman Valery Pshenichny who died in a remand prison in 2018, reports 78.ru with reference to a source within law enforcement.

The investigation theory is that Valery Pshenichny and a former CEO of AO NovIT PRO Andrey Petrov had been involved in theft of 78.9 million rubles ($1.2 million) from the budget. It took place from June till August, 2016 and is related to a contract that had been tied with Admiralty dockyards.

In order to launder the funds, Petrov purchased regular discount commercial papers of a bank for 78.9 million rubles ($1.2 million). Criminal case into legalization of financial resources obtained illegally was initiated (article 174 of Russia’s Criminal Code).

CEO of NovIT PRO Valery Pshenichny who had been accused of theft of 100 million rubles ($1.5 million) while development of a submarine Varshavyanka was found dead on February 5, 2018, in a remand prison #4 in St. Petersburg.

Novaya gazeta published the results of the forensic tests. Scars that had been found on Pshenichny’s body were caused by cruel tortures. He was tortured with an electric shock, he was cut and raped. His spine was broken. He was strangled and killed. According to the official theory, Pshenichny committed suicide.

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