A member of the criminal society who was involved in the misappropriation of the assets of the enterprise was extradited to Russia from Serbia

15 february 2019, 17:25

Today, at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia extradited the RF citizen Alexander Schmidt to Russia.

The investigating authorities accuse him of the crime stipulated in Article 159 (fraud) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

According to the investigation, from October 2009 to January 2010, Schmidt was a member of the self-regulating organization of auditors "Sodruzhestvo" in the city of Stavropol. On 28 October 2009, by the decision of the Arbitration Court of the Stavropol Territory, he was appointed the bankruptcy manager of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Bolshevik Breeding Farm", which was declared insolvent (bankrupt) by the same court decision. Bankruptcy proceedings were initiated for the company. Mr. Schmidt, using his official position, acting as a member of an organized group together with his accomplices, stole by deceit, 13 combine harvesters that were on the company’s balance sheet and belonged to the Russian Federation. Thus, damage was caused to the state in the amount of more than 32 million rubles.

Since Schmidt escaped from law enforcement agencies, a measure of restraint in the form of detention was chosen for him by the court. He was placed on the international wanted list.

In December 2018, he was detained in the territory of Serbia, after which the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation sent a request for his extradition with the view of his criminal prosecution.

Thanks to the coordinated actions of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation and close cooperation with the competent authorities of Serbia, the decision was secured to extradite Schmidt to Russia.

Alexander Schmidt was brought to Moscow accompanied by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service and NCB INTERPOL Russia.

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