KHANTY-MANSIYSK, April 7 – RIA Novosti. The former director of the Department of Transport and Roads of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and three businessmen are accused of embezzling 920 million rubles of budget funds allocated under municipal contracts for road repairs, the regional investigation department of the RF IC reports.
According to the investigation, in 2011, the director of the regional department of transport and road facilities instructed his subordinates to ensure the victory in the auction for road repairs in a number of settlements of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug to the companies Reskom-Tyumen and Partner-Group. For this, the employees of the department had to prepare draft auction documentation, which would spell out conditions that could not be fulfilled for the rest of the bidders. Such machinations, the department explained, allowed these enterprises to conclude municipal contracts for road repairs. “After that, using the previously developed scheme of embezzlement of funds by providing deliberately false documents on the fulfillment of the terms of contracts, the members of the criminal group – the heads of commercial organizations – stole budget funds in the total amount of more than 920 million rubles,” the message says.
In addition, the director of the Reskom-Tyumen company in October of the same year gave the head of the regional department of transport a bribe in the form of a BMW X5 car worth about 1.5 million rubles for lobbying the interests of enterprises that won the auction, the Investigation Department emphasized.
Thus, the department said, the now former head of the department and three heads of commercial organizations are accused of fraud committed by an organized group on an especially large scale. At the same time, the ex-official and the head of the Reskom-Tyumen company were also charged with taking and giving a bribe, respectively. SUSK.
Investigators, together with employees of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, continue to investigate, they are finding out whether other officials may be involved in the criminal scheme, the department added.