The investigator of the Main Directorate on Major Crimes Investigation detained Oleg Khamulyak, the director of Zvezda LLC, on suspicion of fraud committed on a large scale. He has been charged with committing an offense under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia.
According to the investigation, in 2018-2019, Khamulyak and other unidentified persons, acting as part of an organized group, unreasonably overestimated the cost of elevator equipment and the amount of construction and installation work and replacement of elevator equipment performed by Zvezda LLC. For this purpose, they have illegally included a multiplier of 1.1275 to the labor expenditure rate for commissioning in the work completion statement. Thus, more than 185 million rubles were stolen from the Major Repair Fund of Irkutsk Region, causing damage on a large scale.
Pre-trial detention for the accused individual is being considered. The investigators are identifying other persons involved in the commission of the offense.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko