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Former Amurstal manager made a deal with the investigation

Former Amurstal manager made a deal with the investigation
Photo: press service of the Basmanny Court

The second defendant in the fraud case, the former general director of Amurstal, Sergei Kuznetsov, made a deal with the investigation. He is accused of embezzling 500 million rubles from the enterprise. According to sources close to the investigation, he may have testified against the former governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergei Furgal.

According to "Merchant”, Sergei Kuznetsov spent about eight months in custody, and after remorse and confession of guilt, the 67-year-old businessman was transferred to house arrest. A criminal case on fraud was opened on July 9, 2020, simultaneously with the arrest of Sergei Furgal.

Earlier testimony was given by another one associated with the plant lawyer Nikolay Shukhov, who represented the interests of Nikolai Mistryukov and Furgal's ex-wife Lyubov Starodubova. However, he still remains in the pre-trial detention center and refuses to fulfill the obligations taken before the investigation. The prosecutor's office can terminate the agreement with him.

According to the investigation, Shukhov performed all managerial functions at the Amurstal plant and the Torex scrap collection point. He was in charge of all the money and property of both companies. However, the investigation notes that he had no desire to develop the enterprise, and all transactions were carried out under the leadership of Sergei Furgal and in his interests. This could provide Furgal with a "spare" economic charge beyond the murder charges.

Furgal himself called the case against him is completely custom, and in the pre-trial detention center on him pressure is exerted... He is now undergoing treatment for coronavirus. He will be under arrest until June 8th. 


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