Penza MIA reported no violations in “Yugo-Zapadny” case investigation
Penza, 15 August 2015. PenzaNews. The MIA press service in the Penza region made an official comment on the alleged violations committed by the police during the preliminary investigation of the resonant criminal case against the leadership of LLC “Transcom” (“Yugo-Zapadny” car dealership).
It reminds that on June 11, 2014 based on 18 statements from citizens, the Penza region Investigation Department of the MIA began criminal proceedings case under Part 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code “Fraud” against the leadership of the car dealership, which carried out the commission sale of cars.
“In order to bring information to the victims involved in the criminal proceedings, we inform that the investigation has been under the supervision of the Penza region MIA, the district and regional prosecutor's office, the case materials have repeatedly been claimed for the study of the supervising authority. No violations of criminal procedural law have been identified,” the commenting note goes on.
It is especially emphasized that during the entire period of the criminal investigation, including before the announcement of the end of the investigation, the regional department of MIA did not receive any requirements from the district prosecutor's office and the prosecutor's office of the region to eliminate violations of the criminal procedural legislation.
As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, on August 13, 2015 the representative of the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in the Penza region commented on the investigation of the case against the founder and general director of LLC “Transcom.”
According to the preliminary investigation, the actions of the defendants — citizens of 1983 and 1969 years of birth — have been reclassified, and charged with a crime under Part 4, Art. 160 of the Criminal Code “Appropriation or peculation.” According to investigators, from April 2011 to June 2014, they committed the theft of property of 148 citizens in the amount of 55,479,750 rubles by appropriation of money obtained from the sale of entrusted vehicles, and peculation of vehicles through power abuse.
on July 15, 2015 in respect of one of the defendants another criminal proceedings began under Part 1, Art. 198 of the Criminal Code “Evasion taxes and (or) individual charges.”
The press service of the Investigation Department stated that in view of the decision of the deputy prosecutor of the Penza region, as well as the violations made in the production of the preliminary investigation, the criminal case against the leaders of LLC “Transcom” was withdrawn from the Penza region Investigation Department proceedings and transferred to the regional Investigative Committee.