Investigative Committee brought charges against founder of Nizhny Tagil plant
One of the founders of the Nizhny Tagil plant of heat-insulating materials, which workers complained to Putin on months-long delays of salary, got under criminal prosecution.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation accused of swindle one of the founders of the Nizhny Tagil plant of heat-insulating materials, which workers called Vladimir Putin during the hot line and complained about delays of salaries.
As representatives of the Investigative Committee told, 34-year-old Denis Kokorin who was actually directing the enterprise became a defendant in the case. He is accused not only of large scale swindling, but also under such articles as nonpayment of salaries, concealment of means at the cost of which collecting of taxes should be made.
Investigators established that during the period from December 2015 till January 2017 the management owed about 10 million rubles ($166 thousand) to 200 employees of the enterprise, a half of this sum “was concealed from taxes”. Investigators also established that as a result of the swindle, 32 million rubles ($533 thousand) were stolen from the enterprise.
The Investigative Committee of Russia intends to petition for Kokorin's placement into custody. Investigation of the case continues.
To recall, the hot line with Vladimir Putin was held on June 15. Workers of the Nizhny Tagil plant of heat-insulating materials addressed the president and told that the plant manager refused to pay them salary until “the President addressed him personally”. After this, the Head of the state ordered Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuyvashev to settle the situation and find out “where does this impudence come from”. The president also said that he will ask the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia to be engaged in the case, to understand, “what is really happening there”.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).