Сourt arrested suspect in theft of 490 million rubles of Rosgranitsa
The court changed the measure of restraint after involved in the case was arrested while trying to cross the border.
The Meshchansky Court in Moscow decided to change the preventive measure for Yevgeny Chaika from written undertaking not to leave the place to the arrest. Chaika, the former Head of Rosgranitsa, is suspected of embezzling 490 million rubles, aiming for strengthen state borders. The measure of restraint was changed due to the fact that the former official has been detained while trying to escape from the country after repeated court skip meeting. Another person, involved in the case, Oleg Senkevich, is on the federal wanted list.
Investigators believed that the former Head of Rosgranitsa Dmitry Bezdelov conspired with several officials and leaders of private companies for the theft of budget funds allocated for the improvement of the state border. Among suspects there are the Head of the FSI Directorate for construction and operation of Rosgranitsa Oleg Senkevich, and the Head of the state border infrastructure facilities and administration checkpoints of Rosgranitsa Danila Vavilov. According to investigators, in 4 years (from 2009 to 2013) the criminal community managed to steal 490 million rubles.
The Chaika’s firm provided consulting services on Rosgranitsa on the law of the procurement.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.