Top-managers of Rosneft and LUKoil detained in case of gasoline underfill at petrol stations

Top-managers of Rosneft and LUKoil detained in case of gasoline underfill at petrol stations

According to the FSB, the swindlers acted throughout the south of Russia. A whole network was built to steal fuel from ordinary citizens; owners of gas stations did not carry any financial loss.

The FSB detained manager of Rosneft-Stavropol Oleg Kolpakov and regional managers of LUKoil Kovalevsky and Yukinsky. They are suspected of organizing a criminal scheme over the underfill at petrol stations, which amounted to 7% of the amount of the fuel paid.

As Rosbalt writes with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies, Kolpakov has worked in the Rosneft system for more than ten years, and he is considered the mastermind of the gang. Businessman Denis Zayev, under whose guidance several unique malicious programs were developed (they made it inconspicuous for customers to pour in less than requisite when refueling their cars), is also detained, the source says.

The interlocutor also states that about 20 people are currently arrested, some of them are cooperating with the investigation.

According to the FSB, he swindlers acted throughout the south of Russia. A whole network was built to steal fuel from ordinary citizens; owners of gas stations did not carry any financial loss. When a customer made a purchase, the program automatically poured in less (from 3% to 7% of the amount) of the gasoline purchased. At the same time, the meter on the petrol station and all the accounting programs of the operator showed that the entire volume of the paid fuel was poured into the tank. It was about hundreds of millions of rubles of illegal proceeds - the exact amount of damage is not called.

At the same time, after a successful break-in of the technology - malicious programs could not be detected either by experts of the oil companies control service or by the police, the gang offered the program to other regions.

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