The Warsaw District Court handed over its decision to extradite Andrei Cherniakov, the ex-President of the NGO Kosmos, to Zbigniew Zyobru, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Poland, who must finally authorize his extradition. At the same time the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation sent another request to Poland for Andrei Chernyakov, who, in addition to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, accuses him of embezzlement. The defense of a businessman seeks to unify both criminal cases, believing that they are being investigated for the same reasons.
"In case No. VIII Kop 17/18, the court recognized the admissibility of transferring the accused Andrei Ch to the authorities of the Russian Federation on the basis of a request for extradition. The decision is final, "Kommersant was told in the Warsaw District Court, noting that on 19 September the case materials were sent to Zbigniew Zybrou, Minister of Justice and Prosecutor of Poland," for making a final decision on extradition. " In Warsaw, Andrei Chernyakov was detained on December 15 last year, when he tried to fly to Ukraine with a Romanian passport on his hands.
It should be noted that the Polish courts granted the request of the Prosecutor General's Office in the criminal case, in which the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Central District of Moscow in absentia accuses Andrei Chernyakov of committing a crime under part 4 of Art. 159.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, - embezzlement of loan funds of the Bank of Moscow. 15 billion rubles. the bank allocated the NGO Kosmos in a targeted manner - for the completion of the Alabian-Baltic tunnel in the capital. However, according to the investigation, the funds received, at the direction of Andrei Chernyakov, were transferred to the accounts of the NGO subsidiaries Cosmos-Ural Spetsstroy and Kosmos-Spetsstroy, from where they were subsequently kidnapped. Another episode in the same request concerns the theft of 28 million rubles. (Part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code) during the construction of the Judo Academy in Zvenigorod near Moscow.
At the same time, according to Kommersant's information, a month ago the Polish authorities received another request for the extradition of Andrei Chernyakov, signed, like the first, by Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Saak Karapetyan. According to the document, Andrei Chernyakov needed already SS RKK for the Sverdlovsk region.
In May 2015, his investigators opened a criminal case on non-payment of salaries in subsidiaries of NGOs (Article 145.1 of the Criminal Code), which sent workers from Yekaterinburg to Moscow. In October 2017, against Cherneykov, Yekaterinburg investigators opened a criminal case on fraud. As explained to "b" interlocutors in the law enforcement structures of the region, the case concerns the theft of 2.5 billion rubles. from Yekaterinburg companies. On both charges in June 2018, Andrei Chernyakov was arrested in absentia and declared an international wanted list.
However, in the district court of Warsaw, "Kommersant" was made clear that the inquiry No. 2 could be considered after Andrei Chernyakov was in Russia.
The defense of Andrei Chernyakova considers such an approach unreasonable, intending to apply to the ECHR. At the same time, Russian lawyer of the ex-head of NPO Kosmos Ruslan Koblev filed a petition in the name of Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, in which he suggested that the supervisory department withdraw criminal cases against Andrei Chernyakov from the production of investigative bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, transferring them to the SB RAS. According to the lawyer, in both cases, virtually the same alleged theft, but Yekaterinburg for investigation is more important, since it has a population of 1.2 thousand people, whom the investigation recognized as victims.