For fraud with defense real estate will have to sit
The Tushinsky District Court of Moscow passed a sentence on former employees of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise.
On Tuesday, the Tushinsky District Court of Moscow sentenced former employees of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Main Military Construction Directorate No. 14” (GVSU No. 14) of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Former heads of the company’s divisions were found guilty of fraud with real estate and convicted under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud on an especially large scale) for terms of four to five years in prison. One defendant fled, being on bail.
The case was investigated by employees of the second military investigation department of the Military Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee for Moscow. As the interlocutor of Vedomosti, who is familiar with the course of the investigation, clarified, the case was initially initiated under the more serious part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (a bribe on an especially large scale committed by a group of persons by prior agreement).
According to investigators, in the period from mid-2019 to the end of 2020, Anastasia Latto, head of the department for working with the property of GVSU No. 14, and her subordinates – heads of the territorial sections of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Alexei Gudkov, Sergei Kharlamov, Sergei Kots, Yuri Evdokimov, Kurban Gadzhimagomedov, as well as the courier Abdurakhman Magomedov leased the real estate of the military Federal State Unitary Enterprise to commercial organizations at low prices. For this they received remuneration from businessmen. The suspects were detained in December 2020. The preliminary investigation of the case lasted until the end of 2022, and hearings in the Tushinsky court were ongoing from March 2022.
Even at the investigation stage, the defense managed to achieve a reclassification of the actions of the accused. They pleaded guilty to receiving additional remuneration, but since the FSUE employees did not have the status of civil servants, the investigation could not consider these funds a bribe. As a result, law enforcement officers charged the defendants in the case with causing property damage to the Federal State Unitary Enterprise in the amount of 12.7 million rubles, which the enterprise did not receive for renting premises.
At the time of sentencing, five of the six defendants were at large – they were chosen a preventive measure in the form of a written undertaking not to leave. Only Magomedov was waiting for the verdict in the pre-trial detention center.
Judge Olga Fedina sentenced all the defendants to real terms of imprisonment in a penal colony. Latto received five years, but with a stay of execution of the sentence until her child reaches the age of 14. The woman gave birth in 2021 while under house arrest.
Magomedov received three years and 10 months, but he was released in the courtroom, counting the time served in the pre-trial detention center. Kharlamov, Kots and Evdokimov received four years each, and Gudkov four years and six months. However, the latter will also be credited for the year spent in the pre-trial detention center, at the rate of one day for 1.5 days in the colony, which means that he will have to spend no more than three years in the camp. The convoy took the men into custody in the courtroom.
Gadzhimagomedov went into hiding in December 2022 and was put on the wanted list. The case against him was separated into a separate proceeding.