Vadim Ampelonsky and other defendants in case of embezzlement in Roskomnadzor released under recognizance not to leave
According to the lawyer of Ampelonsky, his client has already returned to work as the Roskomnadzor press secretary.
The investigator released Vadim Ampelonsky, the spokesman for Roskomnadzor, head of the legal department Boris Edidin and advisor to the director general of the FSUE General Radio Frequency Centre Alexander Veselchakov, accused of embezzlement. This is reported by the Moscow news agency referring to the lawyer of Edidin Artur Bolshakov.
According to Bolshakov, the accused were released out of the lack of grounds for prolonging the arrest for more than a year.
Lawyer of Ampelonsky Sergey Sedakov said that his client returned to work in Roskomnadzor.
The criminal case of embezzlement in the Roskomnadzor was initiated upon the conclusion of fictitious labor contracts. According to the investigation, in the period from November 2012 to October 2017 director general of FSUE FSUE General Radio Frequency Centre Anastasia Zvyagintseva hired fictitious employees, whose salary was distributed among the participants of the scheme. In particular, Ampelonsky used a bank card, to which the stolen money was transferred. The card was registered for a front man. It was not found during the searches. The damage from the actions of the accused is estimated at 58 million rubles ($881.150).
Earlier it was reported about the termination of the investigation of the embezzlement case. Currently, the accused and their lawyers are reviewing the case materials. According to investigator Sergey Khudyk, 14 people have been brought to justice. Their legal status is not clarified. The main defendants of the case (Ampelonsky, Edidin and Veselchakov) were under house arrest. Director general of the FSUE General Radio Frequency Centre Anastasia Zvyagintseva, who is charged with nine episodes of embezzlement, is under recognizance not to leave.