Switzerland will deliver individual accused in embezzlement of Russian Ministry of Defense money to Russia
Switzerland has agreed to extradite to Russia the former Head of the Board of Directors of "Amursky Sudostroitelny Zavod" Boris Shisholin accused of fraud on a large scale at the request of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.
As representative of the Prosecutor General Alexander Kurennoy told the media, the former top manager of the Khabarovsk enterprise, who is charged with thirteen criminal offenses, will be accompanied back home by representatives of the Russian division of Interpol and the Federal Penitentiary Service.
According to the investigation, Shisholin was involved in embezzlement from public treasury in an organized criminal group in 2004, when he held the post of the first Deputy General Director of the plant.
The money received by Shisholin as Sberbank loans belonged to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Using the scheme with fictitious intermediary company, unnecessarily boosting the cost of materials for the customer, Shisholin stole about 75 million rubles of the budget money allocated for the completion of a warship.
Shisholin’s criminal gang was engaged in fraud with tax deductions in 2005 and 2006, and came to the attention of law enforcement agencies.
The international search was initiated by Interpol in all countries where it operates four years later, in 2010. Then the Prosecutor General's Office, having received the information on the whereabouts of the alleged fraudster, for the first time demanded that the law enforcement agencies in Switzerland to deliver the person of interest, but at that moment the police could not find him in the country.
In November 2015, the Russian extradition request Shisholin’s was accepted and the the cassational appeal submitted by him in six months was not satisfied by the Swiss court.
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.