Several criminal cases were opened over fraudulent operations with real estate, land plots, and shares belonging to the Russian defense firm Oboronservis, with damages estimated at over six billion rubles.
A case against Russia’s former defense minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, who was implicated in a corruption scandal, was ended on amnesty earlier this year, his lawyer said late Thursday.
A Russian court has ordered the return of a strategically important naval fuel installation to the navy after it was allegedly sold off illegally by a key suspect in a massive property scam, military prosecutors said Friday.
Russian authorities have extended an investigation involving ex-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov until 2014, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Russian investigators finalized charges on Thursday against one of several officials implicated in a major Defense Ministry embezzlement scandal.
Russian investigators said Friday that they have confiscated a vast trove of diamonds, gemstones and gold from a key suspect in a fraud case involving the country’s military sector.
Russian military prosecutors have uncovered yet another property scam by former senior Defense Ministry officials involving assets worth 5.8 billion rubles ($175 million), the Prosecutor General’s Office said Tuesday.
Russia’s Investigative Committee opened two new criminal cases Tuesday into sales of Defense Ministry real estate, part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption at the ministry’s property service company Oboronservis that has implicated high-level government officials.
Russia's chief military prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky said all those involved in the scams connected to the corrupt Oboronservis defense property services company will be punished under the law.
The board of directors of Russia's Oboronservis defense property services company, which has been tainted by a string of fraud scandals, decided on Tuesday to fire its general director Sergei Khursevich, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
Russia's chief military prosecutor has asked Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to dismiss a senior defense industry boss over allegations he interfered with a contract to buy foreign military vehicles in order to avoid paying import duties, a source in the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office said on Monday.
The director of the Central Naval Museum in St. Petersburg has been arrested as part of an investigation into a $13 million fraud, the Investigative Committee said on Friday, amid the latest corruption scandal surrounding Russia’s Defense Ministry, to which the Naval Museum belongs.
Investigators have pressed new charges against Russia's ex-Defense Ministry official Yevgenia Vasilyeva, accusing her of embezzling assets worth over 190 million rubles ($6.1 million), the Investigative Committee said on Thursday.
Russian police have opened a criminal case against the head of a defense enterprise suspected of embezzling over 21 million rubles ($700,000), the latest in a series of frauds uncovered in the domestic defense industry, the Interior Ministry reported on Monday.
The estimated cost of fraud from the illegal sale of Russian Defense Ministry property in the Oboronservis case has risen to over 13 billion rubles ($433 mln), Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin said on Thursday.
Russia’s chief military prosecutor, Sergei Fridinsky, said on Wednesday he saw no violations in former defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov’s refusal to answer investigators’ questions.
The Russian authorities are investigating about 25 separate instances of fraud in the widely-publicized Oboronservis case involving illegal sale of the Russian Defense Ministry’s property, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said on Wednesday.
Russia’s former defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the former head of the Defense Ministry’s property department Yevgenia Vasilyeva are not being cooperative with the investigation, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Tuesday.
Investigators will question Defense Ministry officials over the alleged sale of real estate at artificially low prices at a Russian Black Sea coastal resort, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Thursday.
Yekaterina Smetanova, a suspect in a large-scale fraud at the Russian Defense Ministry, has been released from custody with travel restrictions after fully cooperating with investigation, Russia’s Investigative Committee said.
The Russian forces should hand over maintenance and support services to suitably-experience commercial enterprises, and will consider buying equipment abroad if local suppliers fail to come up to scratch, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday in an interview with the Rossiya TV channel.