Entrepreneur suspected of $1.9m-theft from Defense Ministry jailed for 2 years
The convict pleaded guilty and partially indemnified the damage caused.
The Tushinsky District Court of Moscow sentenced the founder and CEO of Modul-Service LLC to two years in a general regime colony; he was found guilty of embezzling 131 million rubles ($1.9m) allocated by the Ministry of Defense for the purchase of communications equipment. This was reported in the Main Military Prosecutor's Office.
The trial was held in a special order, without examining the evidence, since the convict pleaded guilty and signed a deal with the investigation. The entrepreneur reimbursed the part of the damage caused. Prosecutors revealed frauds with budget money.
The Director General of the Modul-Service company is found guilty of Swindling on a large scale as part of an organized group using his official position (Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The verdict can be appealed.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.