Case of Doverie MC: Sentence commuted for son of ex-Head of Barnaul and others

Case of Doverie MC: Sentence commuted for son of ex-Head of Barnaul and others
Maksim Savintsev

After reviewing the appeal, the Altai Regional Court decided on commuting the sentence for managers of Doverie MC OJSC, the son of ex-Head of Barnaul administration Igor Savintsev – Maksim Savintsev, Denis Suchkov, and other defendants in the case of swindling.

This has been reported by Prosecutor of Altai region’s Public Prosecution Aleksey Ivochkin.

After reviewing the appeal of the defendants and their lawyers, the court commuted sentence of Savintsev Jr. to five years, and to 4.5 years to Suchkov. The penalty for Aleksandr Krylov and Sergey Vernigorov, who had been sentenced to 4.5 years and 4 years’ probation, has been reduced by one year.

November 21, the Oktyabrsky Court of Barnaul found Maksim Savintsev and Denis Suchkov guilty of swindling, misappropriation, and squandering, and sentenced them to 6 years in a general regime colony and a fine of 500 thousand rubles. Other defendants in the case, namely Suchkov’s successor Aleksandr Krylov, Chief Accountant of Doverie Svetlana Bronitskaya, employees of Kuzbassenergo OJSC Sergey Vernigorov, and Lyudmila Yezhova - got off with suspended sentences and fines. 

According to the case materials, Savintsev Jr. had bought the shares of Doverie MC OJSC at a reduced price through a figurehead, thus causing 19-million-ruble damage to the city budget. In October 2013, the son of the former Barnaul mayor became the sole owner of the company worth 30 million rubles. 

In the period from 2012 to February 2014, when in charge of Doverie MC, Savintsev Jr. and his accomplices would systematically steal money from house dwellers, aimed for payment of utility bills. They used to cash the money through fly-by-night companies. In addition, the swindlers entered into a criminal conspiracy with the staff of a heat supply company, which enabled them to share part of the money received as payment for the heat supplied. Thus, the criminals received about 9 million rubles.

The criminal scheme organizer Maksim Savintsev, who had been declared internationally wanted, was hiding from the investigation in Thailand. In January 2015, he was deported to Russia.

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