According to the court file, both of them were charged with abuse of office (Article 201 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Artyom Kislichenko is involved in the case as an accomplice of a crime.
The district court did not comment on the course of the judicial investigation. Judging by the information from the court’s filing cabinet, the materials were received in December 2022, but the court began consideration on the merits only last month.
The lawyers of the defendants also refrain from commenting on the case, referring to the fact that they must agree on their position with the principals.
It is important to note that similar allegations of abuse of power were already brought against Mikhail Voevodin in 2020-2021. Then a criminal case was sent to the Verkhnesaldinsky District Court, according to the materials of which the Ministry of Internal Affairs accused him of causing damage to VSMPO-Avisma in the amount of 130 million rubles.
According to investigators, in 2017-2019, Voevodin illegally authorized the conclusion of contracts for the sale of Feti titanium-quality chips without a tender.
The goods went to PromIndustriya, Intermix Met and Commercial and Industrial Vector. According to the investigation, due to the fact that an analysis of market prices was not carried out, the chips were sold at a lower price.
However, in November 2021, the criminal case was dismissed at the request of the investigators. The reason was the reconciliation of the corporation and Voevodin: as part of the arbitration dispute, he agreed to pay the company almost 1.7 billion rubles.
As follows from the materials of the previous case, after the money arrived at the account of VSMPO-Avisma, the corporation supported the petition of the investigation to dismiss the criminal case. However, this did not suit the prosecutor’s office, which tried to challenge the district court’s decision in the Sverdlovsk Regional Court. However, it failed there: the court of appeal upheld the decision to terminate the criminal prosecution of Mikhail Voevodin. According to the card file of the Seventh Court of Cassation of General Jurisdiction, the prosecutor’s office did not appeal against the termination of the criminal case and it entered into force.