As informs the Agency “RIA Novosti” with reference to counsel people and two other defendants in the case, Oleksiy Lyulko, the court agreed with the arguments of the protection asserting that some of the charges do not correspond to the actual circumstances of the case. The court denied the motion to dismiss the case against people.
In addition to son-in-law Serdyukov other two accused are former Director General of Federal state unitary enterprise Saint-Petersburg engineering and technical center of the Ministry of defence of Russia Valery Sedov, as well as chief accountant of this company Irina Petukhova.
Puzikovo charged under part 4 of article 160 of the RF criminal code (misappropriation and embezzlement committed by a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion in especially large size). According to investigators, Serdyukov’s son-in-law, leading supplier of vehicles to the Ministry of defense, paid salaries to fictitious employees. The investigators believe that Puzikov participated in the illegal scheme with rental vehicles. The damage from these steps, the result is estimated at 8 million rubles.
In addition, according to the investigative Committee, Manager, Secretary and nurse of the company were appointed as persons, including those in kinship with Puzikova, and their duties they performed. “The management, knowing this, signed the orders for payment of their wages, bonuses and payment of travel expenses. These actions caused the company a damage for the sum over 4 million roubles, which accused have been recovered,” said in the TFR.
Puzikov February 12, the court refused to admit his guilt in the embezzlement. His defense argues that investigators failed to prove a failure to provide defense services rent-a-car. The lawyers also filed a motion for termination of the episode associated with payment cards at the company. The defender noted that it was a tax violation, and “the harm it has long recovered.