Former executives of the disbanded in the spring of 2016 the Regional energy Commission (REK) Moscow arrested in the case of violations of the formation of electricity tariffs, writes “Kommersant”. The functions of the Commission before the abolition of the included regulation of tariffs.
According to the publication, the first defendants in the case were former head of REK Paul Rowers and his Deputy Sergey Sasim, which Basmanny court of Moscow was taken into custody. They are charged with abuse of office with causing of heavy consequences (part 3 of article 285 of the criminal code). And the victims in the case are almost all the inhabitants of the capital, to pay for unreasonably high prices for housing and communal services.
The newspaper notes that now the damage has been estimated at 130 million rubles, but after all the necessary examinations he could increase significantly.
In addition, the court arrested former first Deputy of the Chairman REK of Mikhail Yakovlev. According to investigators, he drew for the calculation and application of tariffs to third-party companies, including those affiliated with him. The consequence considers that their services were paid at inflated prices.
The newspaper quoted lawyers who said that the particular victims in the case now, no. According to them, investigators believe the victim actually believes all the residents of Moscow.
“Kommersant” says that first, the case led the Metropolitan police on charges of fraud in especially large size. It started after the detection of “unjustified inclusion in the required gross revenue of JSC “Moscow United electric grid company (JSC MOESK) costs of certification of electric energy.
In the summer of 2015 it was first in GSU SKR across Moscow, and then in the Central office — Directorate for investigation of particularly important cases of the TFR. The defendants and their defense don’t admit the guilt.
REK was abolished in the spring of 2016, mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin has transferred its powers to the Department of economic policy and development of the city.