in Primorye, condemned the former head of the defense plant «Radiopribor»

© Fotolia / Cordages jury. Archival photoin Primorye, condemned the former head of the defense plant «Radiopribor»© Fotolia / Corgarashu

May day district court of Vladivostok sentenced the former Director of defense plant «Radiopribor» Mikhail Kharchenko to four years in a penal colony, have informed RIA of news a source in the court.

«On the eve of Kharchenko was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment in a colony-settlement,» — said the source.

Kharchenko was tried under the article «Abuse of authority causing grave consequences».

As previously reported by the Prosecutor General’s office, Kharchenko, being the CEO of the plant, from June 2015 to February 2016 without pay 1 thousand 181 employees of enterprises, resulting in a debt totaling more than 219 million rubles. At the same time, as noted by GP Russia, the company has sufficient funds for the payment. Besides, according to militiamen, from April to December 2015 Kharchenko intentionally hid more than 92 million rubles intended for the payment of penalties on arrears of taxes and duties.

«Radiopribor» is one of the leading enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the far East production of electronic equipment. A difficult financial situation at «radio devices» appeared at the end of 2014. In the end, it was decided that «Radiopribor» will become a branch of the Dubna machine-building plant. In 2016 from the regional budget allocated 178 million rubles for partial repayment of debts before employees of the plant. Now concerning the «Radiopribor» is bankruptcy, sold the plant property in order to pay debts to workers.