The Chelyabinsk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia completed investigation of a probe into the Deputy Minister of Construction and Infrastructure of the Chelyabinsk region, director of OGKU "Chelyaboblinveststroy" and the head of a commercial organization, accused according to the degree of involvement, of committing crimes under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud), Part 6 of Article 290 (bribery), Part 1 of Article 174.1 (legalization (laundering) of money acquired by a person through committing of an offense).
According to preliminary data, during the period of 2018-2019, the accused jointly stole budget funds in the amount of more than 15 million rubles during the construction of the facility "Sports and Recreation Complex of the Regional Short Track Speed Skating Center of the Ice Palace "Uralskaya Molniya". The former deputy minister and the head of the regional institution also received bribes in the amount of 2.2 and 1.5 million from the director of the organization - the contractor for the conclusion and payment for other contracts. In order to legalize the illegal funds, the head of the regional institution purchased an expensive car.
The crimes were revealed by officers of the Chelyabinsk Regional Directorate of the Federal Security Service, that, together with the officers of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Chelyabinsk Region, carried out operational support of the criminal case.
The investigators collected enough evidence, therefore the criminal case was transferred to court.