Sergey Carcoforo: Sergei Pyatakov / RIA Novosti
Second West, a military court sentenced to three years probation, Lieutenant-General of the defense Ministry Sergei Carcova — the former head of the center for conciliation of the warring parties in Syria for the theft of seven subordinates salary in the amount of 4.3 million rubles. It is reported Agency city news “Moscow”.
The court did not deprive the officer of military rank and to impose a fine, and decided to return him arrested 450 thousand rubles.
Protection Charkova declared intention to appeal the verdict.
Earlier, on 10 January it was reported that the Prosecutor asked the court to sentence Charkova to 4.5 years in prison and a fine of 450 thousand rubles.
The trial was held behind closed doors due to the presence in the materials of the criminal case of documents marked “secret”.
According to the investigation, Charkov committed a major fraud while serving as the Deputy chief of the Military Academy of the General staff. To this post he was appointed by decree of the President of Russia in August 2014.
Investigators believe that the General “wrongful and gratuitously turned in their favor,” the wages of seven employees involved in the creation of the program “Graduate” towards the automation of the Military Academy.
Charkov headed the center for conciliation of the warring parties in Syria since may to October 2016. For participation in the Syrian campaign he received the order “For military merit”, the departmental medal and the title of Lieutenant-General.
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