Case of $6.896.700-embezzlement in Lenenergo branch referred to court
Top managers have signed certificates of acceptance and commissioning of a nonexistent cable line at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland.
Second Investigation Department of the ICR Main Investigations Directorate in St. Petersburg has completed the investigation into the criminal case against former heads of the Lenenergo Power Engineering and Electrification OJSC’s branch – Direktsiya Stroyashchikhsya Obyektov – Dmitry Gapon and Aleksandr Fedorov, and former head of Vremya Managing Company – TriNiti Multicorporate Enterprise LLC, Aleksandr Isaev.
The top managers of the energy company's branch are charged with part 2 of Art. 201 of the Russian Criminal Code (Abuse of Official Powers), whereas the head of TriNiti Multicorporate Enterprise is accused of Swindling on an Especially Large Scale (part 4 of Art 159).
As reported by the ICR press service, sufficient evidence base has been collected in the criminal case. In the near future, the case and the approved indictment will be referred to the court.
According to the case, in 2014 in St. Petersburg, Gapon, Fedorov, and Isaev signed documents containing knowingly unreliable information about the purchase and supply of the cable.
The cable was purchased under a contract for construction and installation work to lay a line along the bottom of the Gulf of Finland to increase the reliability of the Kronstadt power supply worth 388 million rubles ($6.896.700).
Participants in the criminal collusion have signed certificates of acceptance, which contradict the reality. In accordance with them, the cable line has been laid and ready for commissioning under state standards.
During the investigation it was found out that the consumables had not been purchased and the work had not been performed.