Accused of Embezzlement During the Design of the Submarine “Varshavianka” Found Dead in the Insulator

The body of merchant Valery Pshenichny, accused of embezzling more than a hundred million rubles, together with deputy chief engineer of Admiralteyskie Verfi JSC Gleb Emelchenkov, was found in a St. Petersburg pre-trial detention facility, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax on Monday.

“Wheaten was kept under arrest in remand prison number four on Academician Lebedev Street in St. Petersburg. He was placed in a four-chamber cell. His body was found there, “the source said. He noted that it is still difficult to judge whether death was violent.

“Valery Pshenichny was previously feeling ill, he had high blood pressure. He himself suggested that he might die in an isolation ward, “the interlocutor added.

Two weeks earlier, the Oktyabrsky District Court of St. Petersburg imprisoned Emelchenkov and Pshenichny.

As reported, within the criminal case initiated on January 12 on fraud in a particularly large amount, when executing a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry, Deputy Chief Engineer of Admiralteyskie Verfi JSC and General Director of Novit Pro JSC were detained.

As it follows from the resolution, by unreasonably overstating the value of the contract, Emelchenkov and Pshenichny stole not less than 100 million rubles in the execution of the state defense order for the development of a three-dimensional hull model, general ship systems and equipment of the Varshavyanka submarine project 636 Varshavianka.

The money was transferred to the settlement account of the co-executor of JSC Novit Pro, after which they were abducted by the accused.

Varshavianka found dead in the insulator

“Investigative bodies conduct an audit at the enterprise. We render all possible assistance, “the press service of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) told Interfax.

According to the analytical system “SPARK-Interfax”, the St. Petersburg joint-stock company “Novit Pro” is engaged in scientific research and development in the field of natural and technical sciences. The general director is Yuri Korelsky. The company’s net profit in 2014 amounted to more than 6.2 million rubles, in 2015 – more than 120 thousand rubles. At the end of 2016, the company remained at a loss of more than 11.5 million rubles.


Source: Maritime News of Russia