Accomplice of Uralsmash authority sentenced to three years in prison

Accomplice of Uralsmash authority sentenced to three years in prison
Uralmash member Alexander Kukovyakin

Former parliamentarian Yuri Kosarev was found guilty of stealing 2.6 million rubles from the Tavda hydrolysis plant.

The accomplice of the Uralmash organized crime group leader ex-Duma deputy of Tavda Yuri Kosarev was jailed. Kosarev was found guilty of embezzling 2.6 million rubles ($43.900) from the plant, which he once headed.

As the investigation and the court established, in 2004 Yuri Kosarev helped Uralmash member Alexander Kukovyakin to set up authority at Tavdinsky hydrolysis plant OJSC (TGZ). Investigators believe that Kosarev was one of the accomplices in the fraud, as a result of which more than 2.6 million rubles were withdrawn from the TGZ disguised as counterfeit documents. These funds were intended to pay salaries to employees of the plant. In February 2016, the court sentenced Aleksandr Kukovyakin to 5 years of imprisonment with serving time in a general regime colony, but subsequently the appellate instance reduced the sentence to 4 years.

Kosarev was found guilty under part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Swindling on an especially large scale, committed by a group of persons by prior agreement). He was sentenced to three years in a general regime colony. In addition, the man was ordered to pay a fine of 150 thousand rubles.

As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Kosarev was detained on March 21, 2017 at the Koltsovo airport after his arrival from Dubai. He was on the international wanted list on charges of fraud.

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