In St. Petersburg Deputy Director for security in Lenenergo was detained
Top-manager of Lenenergo Alexander Nikonov after the interrogation did not admit guilt.
The Deputy Director for security in Lenenergo Alexander Nikonov was detained for two days. The corresponding decision was made by the Investigative Committee of St. Petersburg. This was said by the lawyer Alexander Alexandrov to Fontanka. According to him, after Lenenergo was searched, his client was interrogated for several hours, but the did not recognize his guilt.
Earlier, 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 prosecution has replaced life sentence for Lieutenant of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksey Korotkov with 24 years behind bars in exchange for his support to the investigation: in particular, exposure of other gang’s members who had been dealing with murders of businessmen and random people for more than 10 years.