In the background played out a high-profile corruption scandals in the business community and law enforcement, in the fraud has now been seen “close” to the top management of the country. On Tuesday, September 13 it became known about the house arrest of the General Director is part of the administration of the President of the Russian Federation the Federal state unitary enterprise “Special flight detachment “Russia” Yaroslav Odintseva. Moreover, the measure of restraint for him was chosen a week ago. And 10 of his accomplices were arrested Basmanny court in April.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
– A preventive measure in the form of the conclusion under house arrest until November 6, — explained to journalists on Tuesday a press-the court Secretary Juno Tsarev, adding that Odintseva is charged with “exceeding official powers”.
Odintseva arrest was preceded by raids in the office and then at his home. 6 September, detectives seized all the computers and documents relevant to its work. Odintseva the duties currently performed by his Deputy, who was summoned from vacation.
The arrest of Odintseva not the first in the scandalous case of fraud in the procurement of equipment for aircraft Tu-204, Tu-214 and Il-96, serving the first persons of the state (the Il-96 is a presidential Board). Earlier in the same court in custody have been sent to seven other defendants in the case. This is the head of the procurement service of “Russia” Igor Kovalenko, member of the competition Commission Dmitry Pozdnyakov, engineer of the enterprise Sergey Chernukhin, as well as four head of JSC “Aviapribor-Service” Alexey Menitsky, Igor Shchetinin and his two deputies Vladimir Latyshev and Yulia Bubnova. Three supernumerary, were part of the competition Commission of the special flight detachment – Yelena Shestakova, Olga Dorozhko and Elena Ivanova are currently under house arrest. Unlike Odintseva these defendants were charged with “fraud in especially large size”. However with the roles in this tangled history — who was the leader, and who is by consequence not yet decided.
However it is already known that the stumbling block was the contract for the supply and maintenance of air conditioning systems for aircraft for presidential air detachment. According to the investigation, some of the detainees inflated prices on the auction and lobbied the interests of JSC “Aviapribor-service, which offered a much greater price, but it does not produce the equipment, and perform mediation services. According to investigators, the defendants intentionally overstated the cost of operations with 50 million rubles, specified by the end by JSC “NPO “Nauka”, to 96,1 million rubles. Stolen were at least 46,1 million rubles. The money the defendants had stolen, expelling them through one-day firms that did not have a license and technical capabilities to perform the work.
Lawyers obvinyaemykh in turn argue that the fact of theft was not, and the contract for maintenance of aircraft will be delayed until the end of 2016.
Moreover, this is the result of real cost of 50 million rubles was estimated and was called during the preparation of the tender.
It is curious that the same fraud scheme was implemented and executed high-ranking defendants in no less sensational case of the purchase of electronic bracelets for prisoners at inflated prices using companies that do not produce the device. Now in Zamoskvoretsky court is in the process of this case, where the main defendant is the former head of the Federal penitentiary service Alexander Reimer.