The business Ombudsman decided to look into “the wildest stories” about the death of a businessman in jail Petersburg
Moscow. April 17. INTERFAX.RU — the Commissioner of the Russian President for human entrepreneurs Boris Titov has received the address of the Deputy of the state Duma about the death in the detention center in St. Petersburg businessman Valery Wheat.
“State Duma Deputy Igor Igoshin (fraction “United Russia” — if) sent me a request on this subject. We will, of course, understand,” wrote Titov on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
56-year-old Wheat, the owner of the company “Novit Pro”, was charged under part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code (fraud in especially large size) in the case of embezzlement during the construction of the submarine “Varshavyanka”. On 5 February it became known that his body was found in SIZO-4 UFSIN of Russia for Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region.
“Novaya Gazeta” on 16 April reported that the experts of the Bureau of forensic medical examination (Saint-Petersburg GBUZ BSME) definitely ruled out the theory of suicide.
“Body — incised and stab wounds. A broken spine. Simply put, he was tortured. Cause of death experts called blunt force trauma to the neck and asphyxia”, — stated in the material edition.
Business Ombudsman Titov described the incident as “wildest story” and expressed regret that the Wheat turned to him while he was alive, to “at least give the matter publicity, which would eliminate such a terrible end.”
Check after the death of Wheat
Earlier Tuesday, the Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) has reported about the checks after the death of Wheat, detained in SIZO-4 UFSIN of Russia for Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region.
“The investigating authorities conducted an investigation of all the circumstances of the incident. In addition, the Central office of the FSIN of Russia carried out a service check”, — is spoken in the message.
In February, the press service of the Main investigation Department of the TFR in St. Petersburg, “Interfax” reported: “on 18 January 2018, according to the court decision, the accused was remanded in custody. According to preliminary data, he committed suicide, for reasons that become clear. According to the results of the preliminary investigation will be a procedural decision”.
As reported, in the framework instituted January 12, a criminal case about swindle in especially large size during the execution of a contract with the defense Ministry, was detained the Deputy chief engineer of JSC “Admiralteiskie Verfi” and CEO of JSC “Novit”. According to investigators, through unjustified overstatement of the contract value in the execution of the state defense order for the development of a three-dimensional model of the hull, ship systems and equipment of the submarine of project 636 “Varshavyanka” Gleb Emelchenkov Wheat and kidnapped at least 100 million rubles. The money credited to the account of the co-executor, JSC “Novit About”, and then was kidnapped by the accused.
According to analytical system “SPARK-Interfax”, St. Petersburg JSC “Novit About” is engaged in scientific research and development in the field of natural and technical Sciences. The CEO is Yuri korelskiy. The company’s net profit in 2014 amounted to more than 6.2 million rubles, in 2015 — more than 120 thousand rubles. By the end of 2016, the company had losses of more than 11,5 million rubles.