Vostochny cosmodrome contractor to pay 130 thousand rubles fine for multimillion salaries delay
Head of the Tihookeanskaya Mostostroitelnaya Kompaniya (Pacific bridge-building company) saved 19 million rubles on its employees, while 100 million rubles were simply stolen.
The General Director of the JSCo Tihookeanskaya Mostostroitelnaya Kompaniya (Pacific bridge-building company), TMK Igor Nesterenko was found guilty of non-payment of salaries in the amount of 19 million rubles. According to the Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee for the Primorsky Territory, he was found guilty under articles Full Non-Payment within more than two months of salaries (Part 2 Art. 145.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and Partial Non-Payment within more than three months of salaries (Part 1 Art. 145.1 of the Criminal Code). 730 employees of the company were left without payment of salaries. The court imposed Nesterenko a fine of 130 thousand rubles.
It is worth noting, that the Head of the TMK was sentenced to 3.3 years in a penal colony for Swindling (Part. 4 Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in April. He stole more than 100 million rubles from his own company. According to Interfax, there was another figurant in the case - the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the TMK Sergey Yudin, who was sentenced to 3.4 years in prison under the same article in May. The court also fined him with 1 million rubles. Another the ex-Head of the TMK Victor Grebnev is now under investigation as well. He is charged with Deliberate Bankruptcy (Article 196 of the Criminal Code) and Misappropriation or Embezzlement on an especially large scale (Part 4 Art. 160 of the Criminal Code).
The Tihookeanskaya Mostostroitelnaya Kompaniya has implemented the most important projects for the APEC summit in Vladivostok. In particular, the company has built a cable-stayed bridge across the Golden Horn. In addition, the TMK was one of the construction subcontractors of the Vostochny cosmodrome. At the moment, the company is bankrupt.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.