Source The case of fraud during the reconstruction of the Federal Penitentiary Service ended with a mild sentence. The Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow passed a sentence on the general director of Stroyzhilprom LLC Oleg Mokhnorylov and his deputy Anatoly Sirotin. The entrepreneurs were found guilty of fraud during the reconstruction of the premises of the joint editorial office of the Federal Penitentiary Service: according to the investigation, they replaced the American switchboards with Chinese ones provided for in the contract. Mr. Sirotin, in addition, was charged with giving a bribe to an employee of the Federal Penitentiary Service, who took over the construction work. Taking into account repentance and admission of guilt, the court limited the entrepreneurs to suspended sentences.
At the announcement of the verdict, Messrs. Sirotin and Mokhnorylov, who were respectively under house arrest and under a ban on certain actions, arrived on their own. Note that at the initial stage of the investigation in the summer of 2020, both were arrested. At the same time, their alleged accomplice was taken into custody – the head of the Center for State Property and Housing (TsGIZhBO) of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Colonel of the Internal Service Sergey Verzhevikin. He was accused by the ICR of exceeding official powers during the reconstruction of the united editorial office of the Federal Penitentiary Service. And in 2021, his subordinate Yulia Rokhlina joined the colonel, who acted as head of the department for capital construction and current repairs of the operation department of the TsGIZhBO.
shosse, 71, building 1) instead of expensive American CISCO switches, Mr. Mokhnorylov's company purchased and installed cheaper analogues of the Chinese Huawei. The installation of telecommunications equipment was one of the tasks during the renovation of the building, for which 154 million rubles were allocated from the budget.
The replacement of the switches, on which the Federal Penitentiary Service spent 11 million rubles, was revealed during the inventory by independent appraisers after the work itself was approved by Sergey Verzhevikin and Yulia Rokhlina.
At the same time, Ms. Rokhlina received 30,000 rubles from Mr. Sirotin “for signature”.
Initially, the defendants pleaded not guilty. The entrepreneurs argued that under a government contract, preferred CISCO equipment could be replaced with a similar one from another manufacturer. And it was not possible to purchase American equipment within the terms established by the contract, so they supplied switches from China.
In turn, Sergey Verzhevikin and Yulia Rokhlina claimed that all the work was done and they did not cause any damage to the state. At the same time, they insisted that Chinese switches cost the same as CISCO, so there can be no talk of damage to the budget. Mrs. Rokhlina categorically rejected the receipt of a bribe by her. According to her, the work under the contract was completed on New Year's Eve, and 30 thousand rubles. were a holiday gift from Anatoly Sirotin.
In court, the entrepreneurs initially actively defended themselves, but in the end they decided to accept the accusation and asked for a non-custodial punishment.
During the debate, they pleaded guilty and expressed hope for a “fair decision.” The prosecutor, in turn, asked to recognize Oleg Mokhnorylov guilty under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (especially large-scale fraud) and sentenced to six years probation. The state prosecutor also demanded a suspended sentence of seven years for Anatoly Sirotin, who, in addition to fraud, was also charged with giving a bribe (Article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
prescribed by law have already been achieved in the present case”. “Anatoly Sirotin and Oleg Mokhnorylov are fathers of families, they have young children and elderly parents. Isolating them from society is contrary to the interests of everyone,” the defender emphasized.
As a result, the presiding officer Larisa Semenova sentenced Oleg Mokhnorylov to four years of probation with a probationary period of four years, Anatoly Sirotin to five years of probation and a fine of in the amount of 750 thousand rubles. taking into account his recognition of the fact of giving a bribe.
After the verdict, the convicts, embracing each other and their defenders, thanked the judge. The case against former employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service Sergei Verzhevikin and Yulia Rokhlina is now being considered by the Timiryazevsky Court of Moscow.