Firstly, it increases the length of detention, albeit slightly. Secondly, parole is also difficult, because the number of episodes also complicates the collection and preparation for parole, to reduce the length of time spent in custody. "
In the framework of the criminal case, Mikhail Abyzov's assets were arrested for almost 30 billion rubles. - This is real estate, stocks and accounts. The defense insisted that it was illegal, since the amount was several times greater than the amount of claims against the former minister. Recently, part of the property has been unfrozen. In addition to Mikhail Abyzov, there are five more suspects in the fraud case. The investigation believes that they stole 4 billion rubles. from energy suppliers in the Novosibirsk region and brought them abroad.
According to investigators, Mikhail Abyzov created a criminal community no later than April 2011, that is, when there was a little more than a year left before his appointment as minister. At that time, the accused controlled a 95% stake in Siberian Energy Company (SIBEKO) and Regional Electric Networks OJSC (RES), which supplied energy to large industrial cities of Siberia. These organizations included several service companies - a former official appointed their people as their leaders. About a month before Abyzov took over as curator of the Open Government, he allegedly hid that he owns this business and concluded a fictitious trust management agreement.
Then, presumably already using his ministerial powers, Abyzov organized the sale of service companies from SIBECO and RES to the Cyprus offshore - then they were estimated at 150 million rubles. While the companies were in Cyprus, the structures were reorganized, and already in 2013 they were sold back to SIBECO and RES, but for 4 billion rubles. However, the remaining shareholders were not aware of the details of the transaction.
According to the pre-investigation examination, the total damage to the shareholders of SIBECO and RES is estimated at 200 million rubles. The rest of the damage of the 4 billion rubles in question was attributed to Mikhail Abyzov himself, since he was the main shareholder of the affected companies.
Clearly, only Almazyuvelirexport state enterprise designated the claims. The company had less than 1% in SIBECO, and it lost 10 million rubles on Abyzov’s machinations.
Now Mikhail Abyzov is in jail. He will remain under arrest at least until the end of October.
Abyzov became Minister in May 2012, he was responsible for the “Open Government” - this project was to make the work of the authorities more transparent for citizens. Six years later, the “Open Government” was closed, and the “minister without a portfolio,” as they called Mikhail Abyzov, resigned. A little less than a year later he was detained.