Alexey Shashaev lowered 440.5 million rubles on the “curve” software.
The court in Moscow recognized the ex-general of the Federal Customs Service (FTS) of the Russian Federation, the former head of the Main Directorate of Information Technologies of the department Alexey Shashaev guilty of abuse of office, which entailed grave consequences. The man was sentenced to five years in prison and banned for three years from holding positions related to the exercise of the functions of a representative of the authorities, reported in the city prosecutor’s office. The court also granted the civil claim for damages in full.
In 2009, Shashaev supervised the execution of a state contract between the FCS and a commercial firm for the development and implementation of a unified automated information system for customs. As it turned out during the investigation, the defendant, knowing about the unreasonable delay by the executor of the terms of the contract, organized the acceptance of the document by the members of the commission and approved the certificate of acceptance of the services performed. As a result, the customer accepted non-working software, for the development of which from February 2010 to July 2013 more than 440.5 million rubles were received on the accounts of the contractor.
Reliably knowing that, due to the fault of I-Teco, the execution of the contract is delayed, and the “external conditions for the use of the product produced” within its framework and its implementation have changed significantly, the investigation believes, Aleksey Shashaev did not organize and did not implement both personally and and through employees subordinate to him, control over the actions of merchants, and also did not apply sanctions to the violator. The investigation believes that the ex-general did not do all this, “wishing to reduce the amount of his work” and “embellish the actual state of affairs in the area entrusted to him.” Subsequently, the general organized the acceptance of I-Teco products, which, according to investigators, “was virtually impossible to use in normal operation.”
According to the defense, which told Kommersant that it would appeal the verdict as soon as it received the court decision (now its introductory and operative parts are being announced), not only General Shashaev, but all the then leadership of the FCS knew about the problems associated with the system , changes were made to the executable contract several times, but they did not help either.
In 2016, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow sentenced Shashaev to four years and eight months for particularly large-scale fraud and stripped him of his general rank. He was released from prison ahead of schedule in 2018, but soon came under investigation again, now on charges of abuse of power.