The defendants in the case on embezzlement in the construction of the residence of Putin admitted his guilt
Two of the five accused in the theft of 225 million roubles allocated from the budget for building the house of receptions at the residence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin made a deal with the investigation. This became known during the meeting of the Basmanny court of the capital, reports Agency “Interfax”.
“In court today Torchinsky (former head of the company “Stroykomplekt” Dmitry Torchinsky. – Approx. NEWSru.com) and Passes (businessman Sergei
Passes – Approx. NEWSru.com) announced that they have concluded pre-trial agreement with the investigation”, – said the lawyer Andrei Grivtsov, representing the former CEO “Stroyfasad” Stanislav Kuner.
He stressed that his client did not plead guilty. Grivtsov also added that another defendant in the case, Sergey Litvinov, is not
declared the recognition of guilt.
It is noteworthy that at the same time, the investigator Sergei Novikov announced that all of the defendants pleaded guilty in full. “Two of the six accused, Torchinsky and Passes – concluded pre-trial agreement with the investigation and have given grateful evidences” – he said (quoted by TASS).
In addition, the investigation asked the court to extend the arrest of all the accused for three months. May 18, Basmanny court will consider the petition of the investigation on the extension of a measure of restraint in form of arrest head FGUP “Ateks” the Federal guard service (FSO), Andrei Kaminov and another defendant in the case – the businessman from St.-Petersburg Andrey Rodionov.
Fireplaces, his former first Deputy Kuhner, Torchinsky and three of the St. Petersburg merchants Rodionov, Passes and Litvinov was arrested on the results of the FSB and the FSO complex of investigative actions. According to investigators, they were involved in the embezzlement during the construction of the “object N53″ FSO Russia – the house of receptions of the Russian President.
The damage from actions of malefactors has made 225 million rubles, with the total construction cost of over 5 billion rubles. Criminal case is being investigated under part 4 of article 159 (“Fraud”) and article 210 (“Organization of criminal community”) of the criminal code.