Deputy Director of Lenenergo Security Nikonov was released under written undertaking not to leave place
Aleksandr Nikonov denied that he prevented authorities to investigate the swindling of Lenenergo in any way.
The court decided not detain the Deputy Director for Security in Lenenergo Aleksandr Nikonov. The day before he was arrested on suspicion of obstructing the investigation.
"The investigator let him on his own under written undertaking not to leave the place. I do not know what it is connected,"- commented the lawyer of Nikonov Alexander Alexandrov to Tass, expecting a harder decision of the court.
Alexandrov noted that his client does not plead guilty.
"The mere episode, in which he is accused, took place in February 2016, he did not allegedly allow the investigator and the police to the facility - said the lawyer. - But the case was initiated only on 31 of August, the same object was examined by the investigator on the same day. At the same time, it is not about the physical non-admission, there is no protection at all, it is necessary to be instructed in safety that no one current one will be hit."
Earlier the CrimeRussia reported that it was initiated a criminal case under Art. 294 of the Criminal Code (Obstruction of Carrying out of Justice and of Preliminary Investigations). As part of the investigation of the case officers of the ICR in St. Petersburg and the Economic Security Department and Anti-Corruption Research Affairs in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region raided his office at the headquarter of Lenenergo, as well as in his country house in the village Lebyazhie in Leningrad region and the actual place of registration in St. Petersburg on the morning of September 7.
According to law enforcement agencies, investigative activities related to the case of swindling. Recall that the former General Director of JSC Lenenergo Andrey Sorochinskiy and the former Main Financial Officer Denis Slepov are accused of Abuse of Authority, which caused grave consequences (part 2, Art. 201 of the Criminal Code). According to the investigation, from April 2013 to January 2015, they placed 13.3 billion rubles of Lenenergo on the Taurian bank accounts, whose financial situation was extremely unstable (to the point that the bank had to be rescued from bankruptcy). As a result, the power company was not able to fulfill obligations to the contractors in time. More than 10 billion rubles of the company were proved frozen until 2035.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).