Head of company developing drone for Defense Ministry arrested on charges of multi-million embezzling
Previously, the defendant was under a written undertaking not to leave.
Alexander Gomzin, the CEO of the Research and Production Association “Simonov Experimental Design Bureau,” was taken into custody on charges of stealing more than 494 million rubles ($ 7,5 million) from the Defense Ministry (paragraph 4 of Article 159 CCRF). Kazan’s Aviastroitelny District Court changed the pre-trial restriction measure from the recognizance not to leave the place, TASS reports.
According to investigators, Gomzin concluded fictitious contracts with research organizations for research and development. On April 20, 2018, the Bureau's directors were arrested, and in May they were released on bail.
Since 2014, the Simonov Bureau is developing a heavy drone project for solving combat missions in the Arctic.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?