Vadim Ampelonskiy: Michael Pochuev / TASS
The investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) closed the criminal case against the heads of Roscomnadzor, TASS reported a source close to the investigation.
The case was dismissed for lack of evidence, said the Agency interlocutor.
Press Secretary of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy, head of the legal Department of the Agency Boris Edidin and adviser of General Director FGUP “the Main radio frequency center” (a division of Roskomnadzor) Alexander Merry was arrested in early October of 2017 on suspicion of fraud. Then the court sent them under house arrest. Later all three were charged with fraud in especially large scale committed by an organized group. According to the source “Tape.ru”, almost immediately the criminal case Chertanovskaya on the investigative Department of the TFR was taken to the Central office of the Ministry.
According to the investigation, from 2012 to 2017 in Roskomnadzor acted illegally salary scheme: the contract was concluded for the execution of works with one of the controlled organizations are transferred the money that was paid to employees of agencies allegedly done in your free time work. However, according to the investigation, virtually no work was done and the acts were falsified.
Later, according to the source “Tape.ru”, the amount of damage increased to 58 million, but the criminal case is retrained on softer article — “Misappropriation or embezzlement”. In September 2018 all defendants changed the measure of restraint on recognizance not to leave.
Source “Tape.ru” in law enforcement bodies confirmed the information about the termination of criminal prosecution Ampelonskiy, Vasilchikova and Edidin.
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