Elaborating a legal position to protect the firm and its staff in light of an investigation by the Russian Investigative Committee, initiated at the request of the Russian Accounts Chamber. Criminal penalties were imposed on public officials of the government agencies involved.
A leading high-tech medical equipment manufacturer
Defending the accused in a case involving theft related to purchases of high-tech medical equipment.
After the country’s most senior officials highlighted the problem of the theft of public funds in the course of procurements of medical equipment, investigators started launching criminal cases in several regions.
The accused was arrested and brought into custody.
Difficulties in mounting a successful defense included prosecutorial bias, mortgage rigorous oversight of the investigation, and negative media coverage of the case.
The criminal investigation lasted about one-and-a-half years. Our client was held in custody for approximately 8 months.
Release on recognizance not to leave was obtained.
The court handed down a suspended sentence of three years in prison – a relatively light sentence given the public attention surrounding the investigation.