From three and a half to six and a half years of imprisonment in a colony of general regime, according to the verdict of the Ostankino district court of Moscow, they received the persons involved in a scandalous criminal case of a sale that was deliberately understated by 1 billion rubles. the cost of the complex of buildings of JSC "Kvant-N", previously worked for the space industry. The testimony in this case was given by high-ranking officials, whose signatures were on the documents on the deal - the former head of the presidential affairs department, and now Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president's assistant for military technical cooperation and the former head of the Federal Property Management Agency, now State Duma deputy Yuri Petrov. Aide Alexander Nistratov escaped from the court in the United States and was put on the international wanted list.
The sentencing of Judge Andrei Bakhvalov took about three hours. As a result, he announced that all five defendants were found guilty of fraud in a particularly large amount (Part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code). During the debate of the parties, the most severe punishment - seven years of imprisonment - the prosecutor's office demanded for the former director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Center for Financial and Legal Support" (CFPO) of the Presidential Affairs Department, Nikolai Skrypnikov. His deputy Alexander Vedin, ex-general director of Kvant-N, Andrey Grishin, director of Strictum LLC Anna Myagkova, and director general of Temperance, Stanislav Korenkov, at the request of the prosecutor's office, had to be isolated from the society from four and a half to six years. In addition, all the defendants asked the prosecution to fined 750 thousand rubles. However, Judge Bakhvalov did not appoint an additional punishment. The terms of the imprisonment were comparable to those requested by the prosecutor's office - six and a half years for Mr. Skrypnikov, five and a half years for Anna Myagkova, four years for Alexander Vedin and three and a half years for Andrei Grishin. The latter, considering his minor role in the crime and partial recognition, could count on a conditional punishment. During the debate, Mr. Grishin, in contrast to the other defendants, apologized for his actions, asking him to assign him a minimum penalty.
However, he was taken into custody along with the rest of the defendants, who were awaiting the sentence under house arrest (Mrs. Skrypnikov and Myagkov, as organizers of the scam, were waiting for the verdict in the SIZO). However, in the near future Mr. Grishin can file a petition for parole. But first he, like other defendants in the case, will have to pass the procedure for appealing the verdict in the appellate instance. Kommersant's lawyers told Kommersant that such a decision was accepted by all their defendants who denied the blame.
Note that the starting point for the investigation in the "Quantum-N" case was the appeal in 2012 to the law enforcement agencies of Roskosmos representatives. Until recently, Kvant-N operated in the interests of the space industry, developing autonomous sources of energy supply. In 2011, the managers of the President of the Russian Federation, on behalf of his then-head Vladimir Kozhin, appealed to the head of the Federal Property Management Agency Yury Petrov with a proposal to transfer Kvant-N with all property and buildings (12 buildings on an area of 50 hectares) to the Federal State Unitary Enterprise FSUE. The transfer was made as soon as possible, and soon Nikolai Skrypnikov ordered the appraisers to report on the market value of the premises. According to the data provided by them, the price exceeded 700 million rubles. Some time later, the company's shares were sold to the company "Temperance", which allegedly won the tender at the LLC "Strictum", and now in the buildings near the metro "Alekseevskaya" is located a huge business center.
Verification of this case was conducted by the operatives of the "K" administration of the GUEBiPK MVD. They felt that passing through the documents on the sale of the complex "the price is understated relative to a reliable market value." The latter, according to various estimates, was previously indicated in the range from 890 million to 4 billion rubles. It was about the damage to the treasury to 3.5 billion rubles.
However, the investigation was stalled after the arrest of the head of the GUEB & PK, Lieutenant-General Denis Sugrobov and a number of leading employees of the Glavka. Returned to the verification materials operatives only in late 2015. Then, on the basis of their data, the investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs instituted a criminal case on especially large fraud (Part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the investigation, the main actor in the fraud was the former assistant to the head of the Federal Property Management Agency, Alexander Nistratov. Five of his accomplices were detained, and he managed to escape from the investigation in the US, where he even managed to obtain a residence permit. The final version of the charge in the criminal case involved a price of 1.76 billion rubles, and the total damage to the state caused by the defendants of the investigation, according to the estimates of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, amounted to at least 1 billion rubles. This version was confirmed by the court. At the same time, Andrei Bakhvalov refused to satisfy the claim, declared by the injured party, which is recognized by the UDP of the President, his representatives were offered to collect money from convicts in the framework of civil proceedings. It should be noted that in the course of the judicial investigation, the former head of the UDP and now the presidential aide for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, as well as the former head of the Federal Property Management Agency and the current State Duma deputy Yuri Petrov, were summoned to testify as witnesses. However, both officials did not report anything interesting to the court, noting that they had no reason not to trust their subordinates, while they themselves knew nothing about the corruption scheme when selling Kvant-N.