Captain of artillery regiment accused of selling odd C-rations
The officer, together with the head of the warehouse planned to realize almost half a million rubles.
In Rostov-on-Don, the head of the food service of the 381st Guards Artillery unit n.a. Suvorov and Kutuzov, captain Denis Zhirov, and warehouse manager Ivan Likhvan were accused of embezzling 756 C-rations as a gang. The investigation caused damage to the Ministry of Defense at 450 thousand rubles, Kommersant writes.
“My client wrote a confession, where he told the investigator that he asked the warehouse manager to find a person who would purchase C-rations, so he did,” said captain Zhirov’s lawyer Vladislav Brazhnikov.
The defendants claim that they found odd C-rations and wanted to spend on the needs of the military unit. The buyer was found and even managed to load the rations into the truck, but he was detained by the security forces on the outskirts of the military unit. The driver told about the deal, the warehouse and cabinets of the suspects were sealed, the financial documentation was confiscated.
The Rostov Garrison Military Court placed Denis Zhirov into the SIZO, and warehouse manager Ivan Likhvan was placed under house arrest. Attorney Zhirov appealed the verdict in the North Caucasus District Military Court but failed to change the court decision.
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