The Basmanny District Court of Moscow sentenced Sergey Kushnarev, the former head of the public procurement and pricing department of the Ministry of Defense, to four years on probation in the case of embezzlement of more than 300 million rubles. when cleaning the premises of the department, the Kommersant newspaper writes. In addition, he was deprived of the right to hold positions in the public service and in local governments related to the exercise of organizational, administrative and administrative powers for two years. The website of the court reports that the sentence to Kushnarev S.I. according to part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code was issued on June 19.
According to the publication, the criminal case under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (large-scale fraud) was initiated by the main military investigation department of the UK in June 2020. Kushnarev first passed through him as a witness, but in March 2021 he was detained and then arrested. In addition, charges of fraud were brought against employees of the Ministry of Defense Ivan Gnatyuk and Ruslan Besedin, as well as the head of one of the cleaning companies, Svetlana Maslennikova.
According to investigators, the department was provided with maintenance services for the premises, including cleaning them, at inflated prices. In total, 323.5 million rubles were stolen.
Kushnarev and Gnatyuk agreed to cooperate with the investigation. The ex-head of the public procurement department also compensated for part of the damage. Gnatyuk, like Kushnarev, received a suspended sentence. Besedin and Maslennikova plead not guilty. At the end of June, the Basmanny Court should begin considering the case against them.
In May, businessmen Kurban Abaev and Anatoly Bokov were conditionally given five years each in the case of embezzlement of about 76 million rubles. when implementing a government contract for the supply of biometric terminals purchased in China. The case was initiated in April 2019 after the military complained about problems with terminals installed in army canteens (a soldier puts his finger on the reader at the entrance, after which a page with his data is displayed on the screen).
According to investigators, the director of the complex projects department of the Servionika company (a subsidiary of I-Teco) Abaev conspired with the head of Sonda Technology Anatoly Bokov. The latter’s company supplied I-Teco with fingerprint sensors and software to recognize them at an inflated price. Abaev and Bokov denied their guilt.