Investigative Committee changes swindling charges against Roskomnadzor press secretary to embezzlement
The charges against Boris Yedidin, the head of the agency’s legal department and Alexander Veselchakov, the head of staff, have also been reconsidered.
The Investigative Committee of Russia has amended the charges against Roskomnadzor press secretary Vadim Ampelonsky, head of the agency’s legal department Boris Yedidin and adviser to the general director of The General Radio Frequency Center, Alexander Veselchakov: the swindling charges were changed to embezzlement ones (Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), the Moscow News Agency reported referring to lawyer Artur Bolshakov.
The punishment for embezzlement is up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to 1 million rubles. Under the court decision, Ampelonsky, Yedidin and Veselchakov will remain under house arrest until May 7. Another defendant, Anastasia Zvyagintseva, General Director of The General Radio Frequency Center, is under a written undertaking not to leave the place.
Criminal proceedings against the Roskomnadzor officials were initiated in the autumn of 2017. According to the investigation, the accused entered into fictitious labor contracts between 2012 and 2017. Their salary was ostensibly transferred to bank accounts they had opened under assumed names. The defendants managed to steal over 20 million rubles ($323.000) in this way.
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