As it became known to Kommersant, the Moscow City Court canceled the parole (parole) of the former general director of Voentelecom JSC Alexander Davydov. About him convicted in October last year in a special order for embezzling about 1.4 billion rubles from the Ministry of Defense. petitioned almost immediately after the verdict. The Babushkinsky District Court of the capital, despite the objections of the prosecutor’s office, went to meet him. In the appellate instance, the supervision managed to prove that there were no grounds for releasing Alexander Davydov, who had not paid off the damage caused to the state. Now his application will be reviewed anew.
According to Kommersant, the prosecutor’s office, which filed an appeal against the decision of the Babushkinsky District Court on the parole of Alexander Davydov, had only one claim. According to a representative of the supervisory agency, the former head of Voentelekom did not pay off the damage caused to the state and that is why he does not deserve early release. However, the trial court did not share this view. During the meeting, judge Natalya Kurysheva found that the convicted Davydov, having paid a fine of 800 thousand rubles imposed in addition to the term by the Meshchansky District Court, “took measures” to compensate for the harm caused, but could not do this “due to objective reasons” . In addition, it was taken into account that the applicant for parole had already served half of the term in custody, he did not have any penalties or claims from the administration of the Moscow SIZO-4, where he spent the entire investigation and after the verdict. The court, apparently, considered the last circumstances as confirmation that the former head of Voentelekom had proved his correction and could be released from further punishment.
The Moscow City Court, unlike the district court, recognized the argument of the prosecutor’s office as weighty enough to cancel the decision of Judge Kurysheva. Now the case of Alexander Davydov will be considered again, but by a different judge.
The defense of the ex-head of Voentelekom called the decision made by the appellate court illegal and unreasonable. Lawyer Irina Nemchenko declined to comment further, expressing dissatisfaction with the way Kommersant was covering her client’s case.
As Kommersant already told, Alexander Davydov was prosecuted on charges of fraud on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in December 2017, after the detention and arrest of his adviser Dmitry Semiletov and first deputy Oleg Savitsky, as well as Tatyana Ilyina, General Director of RSI LLC. All of them were charged by the TFR with complicity in the theft of about 1.4 billion rubles. during the implementation of contracts concluded with the Ministry of Defense.
It follows from the materials of the case that in 2013-2015, members of the criminal group organized the supply of cheap Chinese analogues with re-labeled instead of Russian routers to the customer.
In addition, the leaders of Voentelecom were also charged with fraudulent activities in the implementation of field supervision of satellite communications. For the implementation of this state contract, 249.5 million rubles were allocated from the budget, of which 191.4 million were stolen. However, Voentelecom returned this money to the treasury voluntarily.
In the summer of 2018, all the defendants pleaded guilty and entered into pre-trial cooperation agreements. At the same time, thanks to their testimony, the investigation came to high-ranking military men. In particular, the charges were brought against the former head of the 1st department of the main communications department of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Alexander Ogloblin, who acted as a representative of the state customer when signing contracts with Voentelecom, the head of the orders department for improving the military department’s management system, Colonel Pavel Kutakhov and the deputy head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Khalil Arslanov. The latter is considered by the investigation to be the organizer of the fraud, during which the cost of the equipment ordered from Voentelecom was inflated by 25-50%.
All the civilians involved in the fraud, as well as General Ogloblin, have already been convicted in a special order, and some of the defendants have already been released on parole.
The trial in the case of General Arslanov and his two alleged accomplices has been going on for almost a year in the 235th Garrison Military Court of Moscow.