The investigator of the main military investigatory management SK the Russian Federation has stopped criminal prosecution of the son-in-law of former defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, a businessman Valery puzikova. Along with Puzikova court avoided two of his accomplice – Valeriy Sedov and Irina Petukhova. About this newspaper “Kommersant” , citing a source close to the investigation.

In criminal materials Puzikov appeared as the head of FSUE “St. Petersburg engineering center of the Ministry of defense”. Sedov and Petukhov were the accountants of this enterprise. According to the source “Kommersant”, the case was dismissed after the reclassification of charges against the defendants in the investigation.

Initially they were accused of serious crimes – “misappropriation and embezzlement committed by a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion in especially large size” (part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code). But then the investigation itself alleviate the plight of the defendants was imputed to them “abuse of power” (part 1 of article 201 of the criminal code ), which belongs to the category of crimes of average weight.

Easier article allowed Seidov and Petukhova fall under the Amnesty declared in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. They were not combatants, who are subject to Amnesty, but was able to take advantage of it, according to “Kommersant”, as pensioners.

Puzikov under his accomplices, and has no merit to the Fatherland, so the Amnesty is not deserved. However, as follows from the new charges under article 201 of the criminal code, the alleged abuse he committed more than six years ago, and during this time have already exceeded the Statute of limitations for bringing to criminal responsibility for committing a crime of medium gravity.

In the end the prosecution of all three defendants was terminated investigation for not rehabilitating their circumstances. Guide GVSU SC of the Russian Federation agreed with the decision of the investigator. Then stopped the goods have arrived at the Main military Prosecutor’s office, which considered the relevant law and appeal it did not.

A criminal case against people, as well as the Sedov and Petukhova, was launched in early 2014. The leaders of the FSUE “St. Petersburg engineering center of the defense Ministry,” according to the investigation, committed crimes performing services for the provision of transport for the military authorities of the Ministry of defense. Represented the Federal state unitary enterprise car office, managed at the time Serdyukov that it was actually used. But businessmen, according to the investigation, received more than eight million rubles under the contract.

The investigative Committee closed the case-law of former defense Minister Valery puzikova 22.10.2016

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