In Karachay-Cherkessia, former director of an organization to stand trial on charges for embezzlement of budgetary funds and legalization

The Karachay-Cherkessia Republican Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia finished investigation of a probe into former director of a peasant farm. He is accused of offenses under Part 4 of Article 159 (swindling on an especially large scale), Paragraph B of Part 3, 4 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (legalization of illegal proceedings).

According to the investigation, in 2015-2016 a local resident, being the general director of the Urozhainoe KFH LLC, submitted to the regional Ministry of Agriculture fictitious documents allegedly confirming the purchase of elite potato seeds and their sowing, as well as irrigation and drainage activities. The funds transferred to account of the entrepreneur in the amount of over 48 million rubles, intended for partial reimbursement of the costs of the commodity producer, were stolen by him and legalized by the purchase of goods and payment for services not related to agricultural production.

The illegal activities of the perpetrator were detected during joint search activities carried out by officers of the regional department of the Federal Security Service and North Caucasian Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

During investigation the investigator appointed handwriting and computer technical forensic examinations, questioned over 20 witnesses, carried out five searches, seized and examined over 1000 documents related to financial and economic activities of the enterprise.

The property of the accused was arrested in order to compensate for the damage inflicted.

The probe with an approved indictment was sent to court to be tried on the merits.