FSB officer accused of fraud released from jail

The head of the aviation department of the FSB was transferred to house arrest in the case of fraud This is reported by TASS.

As explained in court, the officer gave detailed explanations about his work, answered all questions asked to him and demonstrated his willingness to help the investigation.

According to the agency, also from The pre-trial detention center released another person involved in the case, businessman Vazgen Babakhanyan. He was elected to prohibit certain actions. The court did not disclose the reasons for the mitigation of the measure of restraint.

Deputy of Kravchenko, Lieutenant Colonel Artem Sokhin and an employee of the unit, Major Sergei Romano, accused in the same criminal case, remained in custody.

Officers from the FSB were charged with part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud on an especially large scale”). According to the investigation, in 2017-2019, the defendants signed contracts with the Stavropol company AsStroy, which was headed by Vazgen Babakhanyan.

According to the state defense order, a collapsible warehouse complex was to be installed in Vorkuta, but the obligations were not fulfilled. The damage amounted to 63.5 million rubles.