Fixer Zolotov to spend 7,5 years in penal colony for theft of 80 million rubles from Roskosmos top manager
The lawyer also helped businessmen “solve problems” with law enforcement.
Dionisy Zolotov received a 3,5 year term in a general regime colony in the case of embezzlement of 80 million rubles ($1.242 million). He was also ordered to pay a fine of 200 thousand rubles ($3105). The court found Zolotov guilty of swindling.
In aggregate, his term will amount to 7 years and 6 months with the addition of the previous fine of 14.2 million rubles ($220000). In April 2017, Moscow’s Nikulinsky Court sentenced Zolotov to 6,5 years in a penal colony and a fine of 14.2 million rubles in a case of swindling of 150 million rubles ($2.33 million).
“The court decided to find Zolotov guilty and sentence, by partial addition of sentences, to 7,5 years in a general regime penal colony,” the judge announced.
According to the investigation, in February-March of 2017, the prisoner convinced one of his cellmates that he would fix the issue of changing his pre-trial restriction measure and easing his charge. For that he demanded 80 million rubles allegedly in order to pay off the law enforcement officers. However, Zolotov and his accomplices did not have the opportunity and intention to transfer this amount to anyone. The received money was stolen. The defendant fully admitted his guilt and concluded a pre-trial cooperation agreement.
According to media reports, the victim was top manager of Roskosmos Vladimir Yevdokimov, who was accused in the case of theft of property of OJSC Rossiyskaya Samoletostroitelnaya Korporatsiya "MiG" (Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG”) worth 200 million rubles ($3.105 million).
On March 18 last year, Yevdokimov was found dead: his body was found in the cell of the pre-trial detention center with three stab wounds.