As it became known to Kommersant, in Podolsk they will judge a local deputy from the Party of Pensioners Ivan Dorogikh, who, according to the TFR, got a job as the general director of the defense company Klimovsky Specialized Cartridge Plant (KSPZ), using a fictitious diploma of higher education. It is believed that thanks to the actions of Mr. Dorogikh and other managers from the team of the former chairman of the board of directors Vitaly Poletaev, the KSPZ is threatened with the loss of a number of assets.
The Podolsky City Court of the Moscow Region will consider the criminal case of Ivan Dear, accused by the ICR of committing a crime under Part 3 of Art. 327 (use of a forged document, up to a year of imprisonment) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
According to the investigation, while finding a job at the KSPZ, Mr. Dorogikh presented a fake diploma from the Moscow State Academy of Instrument Engineering and Informatics (now – MIRE – Russian Technological University), indicating that he received a higher education in 2004.
In 2018, the use of a forged document allowed Mr. Dear to mislead the shareholders of the plant when appointing them to the appropriate position and gain access to the management of a large military-industrial enterprise.
The requirement for a higher education for persons applying for the position of general director, in this case, was mandatory. In addition, according to the criminal case, Mr. Dorogikh managed to obtain a mandatory clearance from the FSB of Russia to information constituting a state secret. On the website of the deputies of the city district of Podolsk, he is also listed as a person with a diploma.
At the same time, the deputy may end up on trial more than once – he is checked for involvement in the commission of more serious crimes. Among them are the withdrawal of funds from the defense enterprise through affiliated companies, the long-term lease of the KSPZ premises at reduced prices, as well as the sale of the company’s vehicles, including the Land Cruiser 200, Lexus and Volkswagen, at prices several times lower than market prices.
It is interesting that in 2020, when Mr. Dorogikh was managing the enterprise, employees of the inter-municipal department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for closed administrative-territorial formations, at Vlasikha, at especially important and sensitive facilities in the Moscow Region, discovered a workshop for the production of counterfeit alcoholic beverages on the territory of the cartridge plant. A criminal case was initiated, but then the leadership of the KSPZ somehow managed to avoid criminal prosecution.
Meanwhile, in January 2023, the investigating authorities of the same special police completed the investigation of the criminal case against the former deputy general director of the KSPZ Alexander Bobkov, accused of fraudulently stealing (Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) metal from the enterprise.
Representatives of the KSPP note that Messrs. Dorogikh and Bobkov were members of the team of Vitaly Poletaev, who until March 2022 holds the position of chairman of the board of directors of the plant. At the suit of a credit institution, Mr. Poletaev was declared bankrupt with a debt of 650 million rubles. Moreover, part of the claims, for 200 million rubles, was presented by its financial manager to the KSPZ. The basis was a loan for 50 million rubles, which the plant received back in 2014 from Mr. Poletaev, providing a collection of retro cars as collateral from third parties, estimated, according to various sources, at almost € 5 million.
In May 2022, the shareholders changed the management team, turning to law enforcement agencies with statements about a number of crimes that managers could have committed.
According to the new general director of the KSPZ, Igor Rudyka, a former fighter of the FSB Alfa and an employee of the FSO, the actions of the previous leadership also led to the fact that the enterprise, due to the lack of equipment, materials and personnel, was not ready to carry out the mobilization task. Now, he noted, new specialists and equipment have been attracted, and the enterprise, in addition to its main ammunition products, is launching the production of drones.
It should be noted that KSPZ was formed back in 1936 as the Novopodolsk Cartridge Plant No. 188, which was a completely closed production cycle from the design and production of equipment for the manufacture of ammunition to the production of the cartridges themselves. Now it specializes in the production of ammunition for practically small arms and its repair.
Mr. Dorogikh did not answer calls and Kommersant’s request.