Three residents of Omsk Region suspected of swindling on especially large scale in organised group, while relieving of natural disaster consequences

The Omsk Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened an investigation into three persons under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia (swindling committed by an organised group on an especially large scale).

The preliminary investigation data show that, driven by the desire for personal enrichment, Director of Road Construction Company LLC Sevak Saroyan, his relative Gnel Saroyan, and his friend Inna Kuplenik developed and implemented a plan to steal the money allocated by Omsk Region to relieve the consequences of a freshet in Znamensky Municipal District of Omsk Region in 2015.

Having signed on behalf of Road Construction Company LLC a subcontract agreement approximately for 43 million roubles with the winner of online tenders for said works worth over 50 million roubles, state enterprise “Road Construction and Maintenance Directorate No. 5”, the members of the organised group gave the appearance of conducting of works on the objects (roads); prepared as-built documents containing forged data on the amount of works conducted by Road Construction Company LLC on parts of the roads in Znamensky Municipal District of Omsk Region; and, taking advantage of the cold weather in November-December 2016 preventing anyone from inspecting of the works conducted, provided representatives of the public customer and the general contractor with the prepared as-built documents stating that Road Construction Company LLC had conducted the works under the subcontract agreement to the full.

Thus, the suspects received over 40 million roubles of payments for the amount of works in fact not conducted, which they stole and used at their own discretion.

The investigation was opened upon probe materials of the Omsk Regional Directorate of the Federal Security Service of Russia.

Investigative actions are being carried out in order to establish all the circumstances of the crime.