Swindler who stole 1.4 mln dollars through oil fraud will be tried in Moscow
The Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Malinovsky has confirmed the indictment and referred the criminal case on a large-scale swindling to the court.
The indictment under the criminal case against Bekar Razmadze has been confirmed. The man charged with Swindling on a large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code).
According to investigative bodies, in 2012, Bekar Razmadze tricked a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan and stole about 1.4 million dollars from him while in Moscow. He allegedly received the money for the purchase of petroleum products for a businessman. The fraudster provided fake financial documents proving the purchase of petroleum products in a major oil company. In reality, Bekar Razmadze embezzled the money and used it at his own discretion.
At present, the suspect is in a pre-trial detention center, and his criminal case has been referred to the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow for further consideration on the merits.
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).