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MOSCOW, June 10 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow's Preobrazhensky district court on Monday will consider two criminal cases against Alexander Ambarov and Boris Miroshnikov, suspected accomplices of Oboronservice case defendant Yekaterina Smetanova, ex-director of the Expert Legal Support Centre. They are charged with fraud with real estate of the Voentorg company in Samara.
The two suspects have concluded a "cooperation" deal with the investigators, and the criminal cases against each of them will be considered separately. The maximum sentence must not exceed two thirds of the prescribed term.
According to the investigators, Ambarov and Miroshnikov, during the period from September 2011 to February 2012, used confidential information received from Smetanova about planned sale of real estate in Samara.
They fraudulently received 18 million roubles from a commercial organization, and six million of the sum they handed over for Smetanova and intended to leave the rest to their own discretion. When Ambarov handed over the money, he was detained by law-enforcement officers, the Russian main military prosecutor’s office said earlier.
A criminal case was opened against Smetanova later on charges of bribery. The case was joined to the proceedings against officials of the Defence Ministry's department of property relations and managers of the Oboronservice company, its subsidiaries and commercial organizations.
Ambarov and Miroshnikov are charged with "attempting to commit massive fraud in a group". According to some media, the two are retired colonels of the Defence Ministry and the Interior Ministry’s Moscow department.