In Khabarovsk, the kidnappers 780 tonnes river vessels go to court

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobounce on the door of the crate to the dock in the hall. Archival photoIn Khabarovsk, the kidnappers 780 tonnes river vessels go to court© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Organizer and 20 members of a criminal group accused of stealing fuel from river vessels in the Khabarovsk region, will appear before the court in Khabarovsk, said on Thursday the Prosecutor of the region.

According to investigators, a former employee of OAO khabrechtorgport for a long time worked in the position of a skipper, a mechanic, in may 2015, he established and headed an organized group for the systematic theft of marine fuel owned by JSC Khabrechtorgport and artel «Vostok». Captains of vessels to save fuel and sold the surplus to third parties. As a result, from may to October 2015 co-conspirators stole over 780 tons of marine fuel worth over 23 million rubles.

«The Deputy Prosecutor of Khabarovsk territory has approved the indictment on criminal case concerning the former employee of JSC Khabrechtorgport and 20 associates, 15 of whom were masters of vessels belonging to OAO Khabrechtorgport. They are accused under articles «attempted embezzlement by use of official position» and «embezzlement», — stated in the message.

It is noted that after delivery of a copy of the indictment all of the defendants in the case, it will be directed to Industrial district court of Khabarovsk for consideration on the merits.