In Rostov Region, probe into violation of rights of shared-construction participants finished

The Rostov Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has finished the investigation into two co-founders--CEOs of Sigma LLC, a construction organization. They are accused of committing an offense under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia (swindling).

According to the investigation, in 2015, Sigma LLC represented by the two co-founders--CEOs made a commitment to construct two residential buildings in Aksay. The perpetrators failed to fulfill their obligations to deliver the living premises (apartments) to participants of the shared construction. Their illegal activities affected over 360 shared-construction participants inflicting material damage of almost 640 billion rubles.

In order to secure the execution of judgments under a civil claim, the investigators arrested the property of the accused persons of the total value exceeding 250 million rubles (cars, water transport, commercial premises, and land plots).

Operative support of the probe was provided by the Rostov Department of the Economic Security and Countering Corruption Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Economic Security and Countering Corruption Division Directorate of the Rostov Regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

At present, the investigation gathered enough evidence; therefore, the criminal case was sent to the court to be tried on the merits.