The Dagestan Office of the Investigative Committee continues the investigation into stealing of budget funds allocated under the federal program Clean Water for the construction of water treatment facilities in the settlement of Gasha, Kayakent District. Former head of housing and utilities office of the district administration who is also a member of the district’s council of deputies has been arrested on the charges of a fraud on a very large scale under Part 4 of Article 159 of the RF penal Code.
According to investigators, in November 2012, the district administration and OOO Kayakentagrostroy concluded a contract for the construction of water treatment facilities in the settlement of Gasha. Budget of different levels allocated more than 67 million rubles for that. The accused, aware that the money had been transferred, conspired with the deputy head of the architecture and capital construction office of the district administration and the director of the contractor firm to steal it.
To implement their criminal intention they made and signed acceptance certificates between December 2012 and January 2014, where they stated that the work accepted as actually done cost 24 million rubles which was transferred to the accounts of the contractor firm. Later, the accused cashed and withdrew the money both in person and by transmitting it to bank accounts of their relatives.
The former the deputy head of the architecture and capital construction office of the district administration and the director of the contractor firm were convicted, while the case against the head of the housing and utilities office of the Kayakent district administration was severed to form a separate lawsuit as he was hiding from the investigators and was wanted.
Investigative and search operations are underway to find out all the circumstances of the crime.