Former Head of Federal Penitentiary Service is on trial
Former Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service has allegedly inflicted damage to the state to the extent of 2.7 billion rubles.
The Moscow Prosecutor's Office accepted indictment for the former Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Reimer, his Deputy Nikolay Krivolapov and the Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Center for Information Technology and Communications of the Federal Penitentiary Service (TSITOS) Victor Opredelenov. They were charged under part 3 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Abuse of Official Powers entailing grave consequences), and part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale).
According to investigation, detainees stole funds from state budget, allocated for installation of electronic monitoring systems for controlling detainees (electronic bracelets). The suspects carried out purchase of electronic bracelets from the affiliated TSITOS Federal State Unitary Enterprise at overestimated prices. Despite the fact that the TSITOS had not have the required equipment, heads of the Federal Penitentiary Service made contract worth more than 3.3 billion rubles with the company, 1.2 billion of which were stolen. According to investigators, 140 million rubles were stolen personally by Reimer.
At the moment, the size of the criminal case has reached 133 volumes.
The Russia’s Investigative Committee central office has taken the case of former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan for investigation. However, the St. Petersburg’s Investigative Committee dept (regional dept where the case had been investigated previously) did not find state budget damage in the Zenit Arena fraud case.
Among his accomplices are a lawyer, who presented himself as the plenipotentiary of the self-proclaimed republic in the International Criminal Court with the United Nations, and an entrepreneur, already serving a sentence for attempting to seize a building.