Businessman from Kirovo-Chepetsk received 5.5 years in prison for appropriating 11 million rubles

Businessman from Kirovo-Chepetsk received 5.5 years in prison for appropriating 11 million rubles

In Kirovo-Chepetsk the court sentenced the CEO of one of the firms to 5.5 years in prison for the theft of 11 million rubles.

According to the Investigation Department of the Kirov Region, the Court of Kirovo-Chepetsk claimed as sufficient the evidence gathered by the investigating authorities in the case against the CEO of the local company. The man was found guilty of a crime under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code - Swindling committed by an organised group or on an especially large scale.

During the investigation and subsequent judicial proceedings it was found out that in April 2014 the businessman and an individual entrepreneur concluded the contract for the construction of water supply systems and sewerage network in the Zemchuzhniy district, the village Loban, located in the Kirov region on the territory of the Kirov-Chepetsk district.

The individual entrepreneur along with his official representative were handing over during several months money to the CEO as a payment for the contractual works. According to the investigating authorities, the businessman received more than 11 million rubles in total, but he did not intended to implement the terms of agreement and conduct construction works.

To conceal the theft of money, he completed a part of the works provided by the contract, but they were made deliberately defective, and at the end of January 2015 he even stopped all the construction works.  

When the entrepreneur began to express complaints about works, the businessman denied the fact of receiving funds from him. The man spent the money for personal needs.

The court found the evidence sufficient and sentenced the CEO of the company to 5 years and 5 months of imprisonment in a penal colony. In addition, he must pay the entrepreneur about 10 million rubles in compensation for material damage.

Currently the verdict has not entered into force and may be appealed.

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