Investigative Committee resumed the criminal case against state Duma Deputy from the party “Civic platform” Rifat Shaikhutdinov, responding to the appeal of the former prefect of Northern district of Moscow Oleg Mitvol, informs television channel “Rain” with reference to the Moscow Prosecutor’s office.
The case was first filed in 2004, when Shaikhutdinova suspected of deliberate bankruptcy of the Main Agency of air communications of civil aviation (GAVS). It is a state enterprise owned dostavsheesya inherited from the Soviet “Aeroflot” 6 500 banks in Russia and 30 countries of the world. Shaikhutdinov headed it from 1998 to 2003, when he went bankrupt. The damage, according to the newspaper “Izvestia”, was unofficially estimated to be worth over 900 million rubles.
By the time the criminal case Shaikhutdinov was elected to the state Duma from the liberal democratic party and received parliamentary immunity, to relieve which requires a decision of the state Duma. Since 2007 the Prosecutor’s office appealed to the state Duma with the request to deprive of it parliamentary immunity, but this treatment was not considered, complained in 2009, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin.
In 2011, the main Investigative Committee in Moscow has stopped criminal case about bankruptcy in connection with the expiration of the limitation period, but the decision was reversed upon the order of “head of the investigating authority”.
Made the resumption of the case against Shaikhutdinova Oleg Mitvol, who ran for the state Duma and during the debates with Shaykhutdinov, promised to sue him. Instituting proceedings stated in the Prosecutor’s response to treatment Mitvol.
“The case was dismissed at the expiration of the period of limitation illegal – explained Mitvol channel. – Because in 2011, when the investigator made this decision, it’s only been eight years since the bankruptcy, and the Statute of limitations for such crimes is 10 years. Feel not without corruption”.
In 2011 Shaikhutdinov began to cooperate with the party of Mikhail Prokhorov’s “just cause”, then the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky has unexpectedly supported the claim to Shaikhutdinov. Because let me not got to the Duma, Zhirinovsky in September 2011, stated “Izvestia”that fact, and so arrested as soon as the powers of the lower chamber of the fifth convocation: “We wanted to deprive him of parliamentary immunity now and the state Duma immediately would vote for this. But decided that immunity, he will lose two months and will be arrested, – said Zhirinovsky. Let it now covers Mikhail Prokhorov”.
However, in December, ended when the powers of a Deputy and immunity Shaikhutdinova, SK stopped the criminal case. Not once in the state Duma former Deputy headed created by the businessman Mikhail Prokhorov’s party Civil platform, which supported the Kremlin’s policy, including recognized the annexation of Crimea to Russia and accused in extremism of candidates from the opposition party PARNAS, although later withdrew his claim.
In 2016 Shaikhutdinov again elected to the state Duma, becoming one of two deputies in single-mandate candidates, representing in Parliament small parties. “United Russia” is not put forward against him its candidate in the constituency. The party explained that an informal deal with the systemic opposition and the desire to increase its representation in the lower house. “Shaikhutdinova have influential patrons in the government, but in recent years their capabilities could weaken,” – said the source of “Rain” close to the Kremlin.
Mitvol hopes that the lower house will agree to the investigation. “In the case Shaikhutdinov were sentenced and released his two accomplices Ibragim Suleymanov and Surinov Tatevos, so he needs to incriminate the creation of an organized criminal group, the deadline for which is 15 years”, – he said.
We are talking about partners Rifat Shaikhutdinova a number of enterprises of the aviation industry – former General Director FPG “the Russian aviation consortium” and the Russian football Premier League Tatewake Suriname and his Deputy Ibrahim Suleimanov. In 2007, the Basmanny court of Moscow has sentenced first to ten years and seven months, and the second to ten years and ten months of imprisonment in a penal colony on charges of major fraud with the air navigation equipment which was purchased for Kazan international airport.
As the newspaper “Novye Izvestia”, in the mid 90-ies of the leaders of the Republic of Tatarstan purchased for the needs of the airport “Kazan” special navigational equipment of the French company Thomson worth more than $ 30 million. When in 2001 the equipment has been installed at the airport, it took an additional four million dollars of customs duties. In the budget of Tatarstan of the money was found, and in 2002, the equipment was sold for the same four million dollars “the Russian aviation consortium”, and he in turn sold it for ten million dollars another commercial firm.
Initially, the Prosecutor’s office of Tatarstan, and then the Prosecutor General’s office considered that such a deal with special equipment Federal property was illegal. Surinova and Suleymanov was charged with embezzlement in especially large size. In addition, the investigators suspected that controlled Tatevos Surinov firms actually bought the equipment themselves, so the businessman was charged with additional charges of “legalization of property acquired through the Commission of the crime.”