A military court in Moscow transferred from the remand prison to house arrest the technical director of the Aniks company, Sergei Fedoseyev, who is involved in the criminal case on the theft of almost 900 million rubles ($ 20 million) from the Ministry of Defense. This money, according to investigators, was lost during the execution of a state contract for the Main Automobile and Armored Directorate (GABTU) for the supply of more than 230 thousand car batteries.
The investigation was launched by the GVSU of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation based on the materials of the FSB on March 3, 2020. According to the case file, Aniks LLC supplied the army with starter batteries of five different modifications in 2017–2019. The initial amount of the electronic auction exceeded 2.8 billion rubles and, according to its results, remained virtually the same. writes Kommersant.
According to the GVSU of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, with the help of various frauds with quality and price in the purchase of batteries for the needs of the army, more than 860.3 million rubles were stolen, allocated from the budget as part of the state defense order.
The first person involved in the case was a colonel from the GABTU, already a former head of the armored and automobile property supply department, and the second was Sergei Fedoseev. In the status of a suspect under recognizance not to leave, he passed from June to November 2020, when he was charged. At the same time, the investigator said that Fedoseyev had violated his subscription by changing his place of residence without the appropriate permission, which is why, with the approval of the court, he was placed under house arrest. At the same time, Andrei Rybyantsev, the general director of the Kursk Battery Plant, began to appear in the case as the accused.
Later, the GVSU of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced that pressure, at least psychological, was being exerted on witnesses and experts, and it was organized by Sergei Fedoseev both personally over the phone and through one of his lawyers. The investigator asked the court to send the defendant to a pre-trial detention center, since the alleged “unlawful act has an increased public danger, since it was committed in the field of a state defense order aimed at ensuring the defense and security of the Russian Federation.”
Now the court decided to release Fedoseyev from the pre-trial detention center “in connection with the changed circumstances.” Usually, this wording hides cooperation with the investigation and the giving of confessions. The decision to change the measure of restraint for the top manager of the Aniks company was made by the judge of the 235th garrison military court Andrey Tolkachenko.