Defendant: I made payment on ministry’s lawsuit claiming AZN 255,000 - UPDATED

Defendant: I made payment on ministry’s lawsuit claiming AZN 255,000 - <span style="color: red;">UPDATED</span>
# 25 November 2016 13:22 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. The Baku Court of Grave Crimes held on Friday a hearing in the criminal case involving Vidadi Zeynalov, former head of the Office of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, and other people arrested alongside him.

 

Judge Afgan Hajiyev said the civil lawsuit filed by the Ministry of Taxes has to do with defendant Bayram Valiyev, who admitted being partially guilty and added that he has made payment on this civil lawsuit. Then the other defendants voiced their opinions on the indictment.

 

Emin Mammadov’s attorney Vugar Khasiyev said there are numerical errors in the bill of indictment. The judge said the problem will be investigated. Mammadov admitted being partially guilty, while Mammad Mahammadov, Ogtay Rustamov, and Namazali Mammadov pleaded not guilty. Beytulla Huseynov and Anar Mustafayev admitted their guilt partially.

 

The trial will be continued on November 28.  

 

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Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. The Baku Court of Grave Crimes held on Friday a hearing in the criminal case involving Vidadi Zeynalov, former head of the Office of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, and other people arrested alongside him.

 

During the hearing, the Ministry of Taxes filed a civil lawsuit against the accused persons in the amount of 255,000 manats. 

 

Then, attorney of Sahlab Humbatov filed a petition on commutation of his sentence to house arrest. The court rejected the petition.

 

Vidadi Zeynalov’s attorney said his defendant want to testify after others.

 

Judicial investigation was launched at the hearing. Public prosecutor read out final part of the indictment. According to the indictment, Zeynalov formed a corruption group with others. They misappropriated money not carrying out some planned works, overestimating amounts and through other ways.

 

Zeynalov pleaded not guilty.

 

The hearing will be continued in the second half of the day.

 

A series of investigative operations had discovered that in 2009-2015 the director general of Baku Telephone Network Production Association Beytullah Huseynov, entered into a criminal conspiracy with the director of “Bakı Rabite Temir Tikinti” and “Temir Techizat Servis” companies Bayram Valiyev, the director of "3 nomreli Rabite Temir Tikinti” and “Rabite Mulki Tikinti” companies Emin Mammadov and the chief accountant of the Baku Telephone Network Production Association Anar Mustafayev, 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 “Aztelekom” LLC, “AzÄ°nTelekom” LLC, Center for information and calculations, “Optik Rabite Tikinti ve Qurashdırma”.

 

The director general of Baku Telephone Network Production Association Beytullah Huseynov, the director of “Bakı Rabite Temir Tikinti” and “Temir Techizat Servis” companies Bayram Valiyev, the director of "3 nomreli Rabite Temir Tikinti” and “Rabite Mulki Tikinti” companies Emin Mammadov and the chief accountant of the Baku Telephone Network Production Association Anar Mustafayev are 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.

 

The head of the ministry’s Office Vidadi Zeynalov, the director general of AzInTelekom LLC Jalil Jafarov, the director general of Azerpocht LLC Gambar Beybalayev face charges under articles 179.3.2 and 308.2. A preventive measure in the form of arrest has been chosen against all of those persons.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED