In respect of the General Director of “Zenit”, Viktor Klochko, a criminal case on charges of embezzling more than 100 million rubles in the repair of ships of the Northern fleet. The case against Klochko will be considered next week in the Oktyabrsky district court of Murmansk, reports the Agency FlashNord.
According to journalists, a criminal case was opened under part 2 of article 171 of the criminal code (“Illegal business, involving the generation of income in especially large size”). The maximum punishment which threatens Klochko, up to five years of imprisonment.
According to the source Agency in the military Prosecutor’s office of the Northern fleet, the company “Zenith”, which is a contractor of the center of ship repair “Zvezdochka”, for a long time illegally engaged in repair of ships of the Northern fleet, including the flagship of the cruising class.
“At the same company for several years there is no license required for the carrying out of such works. Therefore, no one can guarantee that the work was carried out efficiently and did not lead to lowering the combat capability of ships”, – explained the essence of the criminal case by the source Agency. According to investigators, the company behind the work has received over 100 million rubles.
This spring the new commander of the Northern fleet, was appointed Nikolai Evmenov, which had previously held the position of Deputy commander of SF. In 2011, he was appointed commander submarine forces Pacific fleet, and since September 2012 he served as the head of staff – first Deputy commander of the Northern fleet.