Dmitry Kafanov’s logo has come off
The ex-chief of communications of the FSB coast guard was arrested for the theft of 153 million rubles. when purchasing civilian Chinese tablets under the guise of special domestic ones
The former head of communications of the coast guard department of the FSB border service, captain 1st rank Dmitry Kafanov, was arrested in the case of fraud in the supply of tablet computers for this department. This was stated in the resolution of the 235th Garrison Military Court, which made a decision regarding the suppression of the officer.
“The request of the investigator of the Main Military Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is granted. To choose against the accused Dmitry Nikolaevich Kafanov, who has not previously been convicted, a preventive measure in the form of detention until October 15, 2023,” the document says. It also notes that another FSB officer, whose name is not mentioned in the resolution, was arrested.
It follows from the document that in April 2023, investigators of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case of particularly large-scale fraud against unidentified persons, as well as the heads of two enterprises – Radio-Navigator LLC and NPP Muromsky Radiopribor LLC. The latter is the official supplier communication systems and other equipment for the Navy and other law enforcement agencies of Russia. And “Radio-Navigator” is the official dealer of OJSC “Murom Radio Plant” and has exclusive rights to sell the river band portable radio station VEGA VG-304. Law enforcement officers have suspicions that under the guise The latest Russian developments are supplied to the FSB border service by Chinese tablets intended for civilian needs. At the same time, these devices were paid for at an inflated price. During the investigation of the case, there were grounds to believe that Kafanov and his colleague were involved in this scam.
“Kommersant”, 09/08/2023, “FSB overpaid for Vega”: When telling the court about the defendant’s escape, the investigator probably had in mind another alleged participant in the thefts, Maxim Nechaev. Military investigators began asking him questions back in April of this year, but Mr. Nechaev then went into hiding and even ended up on the federal wanted list. It was possible to catch him only in July with the help of police officers who detained the businessman in his Moscow apartment. The detainee then tried to explain to the investigator that he was leaving the country for urgent treatment of his son, but the GVSU and the 235th GVS did not believe him. Immediately after his capture, the fugitive was accused of fraud and taken into custody.
Once in the pre-trial detention center, Maxim Nechaev admitted his guilt and testified against his potential accomplices, asking in return to issue a so-called confession to him. He admitted that he became one of the founders of a criminal group of embezzlers, involved other businessmen in it, and then, together with them, inflated the cost of equipment supplied to the FSB and cashed out the funds received from the implementation of government contracts. Thanks to his testimony, GVSU employees were able to understand the details of the alleged scam and identify all its possible participants. […] Having received the testimony of businessman Nechaev, military investigators ordered an examination of Vega tablets and, based on its results, came to the conclusion that the FSB, at the instigation of the signalman and the plenipotentiary representative, had all this time been purchasing products that “did not meet the terms of the government contract,” and even at inflated prices. Suppliers, as it turned out, simply purchased tablet hardware from China and put it in a case with the logo of a Russian factory. — Inset K.ru
“According to the case materials, the Russian Federation, represented by the FSB of Russia, as a result of the unlawful transfer of federal budget funds to Radio-Navigator LLC, which resulted in their loss, suffered real material damage in the amount of at least 153,000,000 rubles. In connection with this, Kafanov , the heads of OJSC “Murom Radio Plant”, LLC “Radio-Navigator” and other unidentified persons in 2014-2019, as part of an organized group in Moscow, the Moscow and Vladimir regions, as part of the execution of a state defense order, using their official position, kidnapped budgetary funds through the supply and acceptance of equipment that does not comply with the terms of government contracts under the guise of products of LLC NPP Muromsky Radiopribor of the Vega brand at an inflated cost in the amount of at least 153,000,000 rubles,” says the resolution on the arrest of the captain of the 1st rank. At the same time, most of the documentation of these enterprises, which related to the supply of this equipment, was destroyed.
It also notes that the officer did not admit guilt. “At the same time, Kafanov’s guilt in committing the incriminated act, in the opinion of the investigation, is confirmed by the conclusions of specialists, the testimony of witnesses, the results of operational search activities, records of searches and inspections of objects, material and other evidence,” the resolution emphasizes. If the former chief communications officer of the FSB coast guard is found guilty, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
“RBC” news agency, 09/08/2023, “Kommersant” learned about the arrest of participants in the scam with tablets for the coast guard”: As the publication points out, the circle of accused, in addition to two officers, included directors and beneficiaries of enterprises participating in government contracts. The case was initiated under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale; provides for imprisonment for up to ten years). At the same time, the arrested officers, as the newspaper writes, are being checked by investigators for involvement in other crimes, and Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (taking a bribe; up to 15 years in prison). — Inset K.ru