In Omsk, heads of road construction company suspected of legalization of illegally acquired money

The Omsk Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues the probe launched upon materials provided by the Omsk Regional Directorate of the Federal Security Service of Russia, into Director of Road Construction Company LLC Sevak Saroyan, his relative Gnel Saroyan, and accountant Inna Kuplenik, who are charged with committing an offence under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia (swindling on a large scale committed by an organized group).

As part of the investigation, another probe was launched into an offence under Paragraphs A and B of Part 4 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (legalization of illegally acquired money).

According to the investigation, the Director of Road Construction Company LLC, his relative, and the accountant, under the pretext of reconstruction works for eliminating the consequences of a flood that had had place in Znamensky District of Omsk Region in 2015, by false pretense had stolen the budget funds on an especially large scale, namely in the amount of 40.5 million rubles, from the public institution of Omsk Region “Road Administration of Omsk Region”. After that, for the purpose of the legalization of the stolen funds, the defendants had found a nominal company, signed subcontract agreements on behalf of Road Construction Company LLC, transferred 21.5 million rubles to the company’s account, and further cashed it out and paid for purchased vehicles.

The criminal cases have been combined in one. The court ruled to keep the accused Saroyans in custody and the accountant under house arrest. Investigative actions are being carried out in order to establish all the circumstances of the committed crime.