Investigation into swindling case against former senator from KCR Derev completed
The former parliamentarian and his six alleged accomplices were accused of swindling of more than $ 1,67 million.
The ICR completed the investigation into the theft of more than 110 million rubles ($ 1,67 million) from the state budget (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF) and charged Vyacheslav Derev, a former member of the Federation Council from the Karachay-Cherkessian Republic, and six of his possible accomplices. The theft was committed by using illegal VAT refunds, the press service of the ICR reports.
According to the investigators, from December 2006 to October 2010, Vyacheslav Derev, being the founder, shareholder and head of Kyivo-Juraki APK and Mercury, LLC, led the organized criminal grouping, with whose members he stole the state’s money. Among the accomplices, the investigators named Bella Dzhilakanova, Vagorshak Ambartsumian, Aslan Papsuova, Rearita Akbaeva, Vera Girenko and Apchara Patova.
The criminal case was investigated for more than 5 years, moving from one directorate to another. The defendants have nothing to do with the criminal case against the senator from the KCR Rauf Arashukov, stressed in the ICR.
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