Former deputy of Omsk City Council jailed for grand fraud

A court has recognized the evidence gathered by the Omsk Region investigating bodies of the Russia’s Investigative Committee sufficient to confict former deputy of Omsk City Council of Deputies Alexander Dmitriyev. He was found guilty of a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the RF Penal Code (fraud on a very large scale).

The court and investigators revealed that in 2008, director of Omsk branch of commercial joint stock bank AK Bars Bank Dmitriyev using his authority to get benefits for himself and affiliated people, found citizens and used forged documents to make on their names over 100 mortgage loan agreements worth in total over 300 million rubles, meant for having been invested in building of a block of flats on the crossroads of Volkhovstroya street and Pervaya Severnaya street in Omsk. For making the agreements the citizens received a fee between 1 and 10 thousand rubles each.

Moreover, he involved in receiving loan money his assistants in deputy’s activity, who were nominal directors of commercial organizations controlled by Dmitriyev, on whom he also made loans of a total of 80 million rubles. Later on Dmitriyev’s order the money were spent not on the building of the block of flats, but transferred to outside and affiliated companies, as well as spent on his own needs, including buying expensive things like cars, boats and a jet, and making a pond with carps on a farm he controlled.

During the investigation Dmitriyev escaped from law enforcement bodies and was put on an international wanted list. In January 2013, he was apprehended in Estonia and extradited to Russia in June 2014. During the investigation Dmitriyev who at first flatly denied any involvement, admitted his guilt fully thanks to proper questioning tactics. The case has 77 files.

During the trial the victim OAO AKB AK Bars revised its claim and recued the damages to 58 million rubles.

The court has sentenced Dmitriyev to 5 years in a minimum-security penal colony. It also ruled to review the victim’s claims during a civil trial.