Case of Azerbaijani ministry’s ex-officials sent to court

Case of Azerbaijani ministry’s ex-officials sent to court
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  • calendar-gray 12 October 2016

Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. The case of Vidadi Zeynalov, head of the Office of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, and other former officials of the ministry, who are in prison, has been handed over to the Baku Court of Grave Crimes for consdiedration


Proceedings on the case will soon be initiated.


A series of investigative operations had discovered that the Director General of "Baku Telephone Communications" Beytullah Huseynov in 2009-2015, entered into a criminal conspiracy with the director and his wife founded the company “Bakı Rabite Temir Tikinti” and “Temir Techizat Servis” Bayram Veliyev and Director of LLC "3 nomreli Rabite Temir Tikinti” and  “Rabite Mulki Tikinti” Emin Mammadov, gave them a project for the implementation of works on the new telephone lines and installation of new equipment. According to the agreement concluded between them, 35-45% are listed on the accounts of these companies means then had to be returned in cash to Beytullah Huseynov. After that Beytullah Huseynov, abusing official powers and organizing sham tenders issued forged documents, which indicated that the work for the fiber-optic lines for the Internet were carried out by companies controlled by him, though in reality, these works were carried out by local telephone networks. Because of these machinations Beytullah Huseynov misappropriated 21,379,000 of 71,263 million manats, transfers to accounts controlled by him LLC. However, investigators have reason to suspect that the Chief of Staff of the Ministry Vidadi Zeynalov, processing government orders to close the company itself and increasing their value by 4-5 times, misappropriated 73.59 million manats.


The investigation revealed cases of appropriation of budgetary funds and forgery in included in the structure of the Ministry of LLC “Aztelekom”, “AzÄ°nTelekom”, Center for information and calculations, “Optik Rabite Tikinti ve Qurashdırma”.


Thus, the chapter on "The Baku Telephone Network" Beitullah Huseynov, chief accountant Anar Mustafayev, Director of  "3 nomreli Rabite Temir Tikinti" and LLC "Rabite Mulki Tikinti" Emin Mammadov, the director of LLC "Bakı Rabite Temir Tikinti" and LLC "Temir Techizat Servis "Bayram Veliyev, and the chief accountant of "Aztelekom" Oktay Rustamov charged under articles 179.3.2 (embezzlement on a large scale), 308.2 (abuse of power) and 313 (forgery) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. Head of the Ministry Vidadi Zeynalov, general director of LLC "AzÄ°nTelekom" Jalil Jafarov, the general director of LLC "Azerpocht" Gambar Beybalaevu, Director LLC "Optik Rabite, Tikinti ve Qurashdırma" Namazaly Mammadov faced charges under articles 179.3.2 and 308.2, and chief accountant of the Company Sahrab Humbetov - under articles 179.3.2, 308.2 and 313. For all of those persons elected to the arrest as a preventive measure. 

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