FSB aviation officers arrested in Moscow – media

In Moscow, three senior officers of the Aviation Administration (UA) were arrested for major fraud, they were placed in a pre-trial detention center, the Kommersant newspaper writes.

According to the newspaper, the officers stole almost 64.5 million rubles when concluding contracts from 2017 to 2019 with the Stavropol company “AsStroy”, which was engaged in the supply of collapsible warehouse complexes.

At the same time, the employees deceived the management, lobbying for the conclusion of new contracts with this enterprise, the newspaper writes.

The Stavropol company was supposed to supply and install a collapsible warehouse complex for storing aviation technical property for aircraft in Vorkuta under a contract under the state defense order.

“As part of a criminal investigation into a particularly large fraud, for the first time, three senior officers of the FSB aviation department were arrested in Moscow by a military court and placed in a pre-trial detention center,” the article says.

It is noted that the detainees do not admit their guilt.

Despite this, the court agreed with the investigators that, while at large, the officers could put pressure on witnesses or destroy evidence.

“The lawyers of the accused stated … that their clients did not admit their guilt, and the court’s decision has already been appealed in the appellate instance,” the message says.

According to the newspaper, on July 14, a criminal case was opened against the fictitious manager of the AsStroy company Vazgen Babakhanyan, who caused damage to the state during the execution of the state contract. The man was arrested.

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Source: Русская весна by rusvesna.su.

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