Deputy head of Federal State Reserve Agency placed under house arrest in case of embezzlement in public procurement
The case materials say about the loss of $ 46,4 million allocated for the purchase of diesel fuel.
Moscow’s Basmanny Court sent deputy head of the Federal Agency State Reserves (Rosrezerv) Alexander Kiryukhin and head Rosrezerv’s oil products department Vadim Gavrilov under house arrest until June 20. The defendants are accused of embezzling 3 billion rubles ($ 46,4 million) during the execution of a state contract for the supply of diesel fuel, RIA Novosti reports.
The court also considers the investigation’s petition regarding the arrest of Sergey Ulanin, director of Rosrezerv’s Storage Issues Research Institute. According to the investigation, the persons of interest are guilty of swindling (para. 4 of Article 159 CCRF), and Kiryukhin was the organizer of the crime. In 2014, the defendants submitted a “knowingly false” act on the performance of work under the contract. All of the defendants plead innocent.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.