The Saratov Regional Major Crimes Investigations Department detained a 35-year-old Saratov man on suspicion of committing a crime under Part 3 of Article 30 - Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code (attempted large-scale fraud).
According to investigators, in January 2018, a resident of Saratov was registered as in need of housing under the contract of rent from the state specialized housing fund of the Saratov Region. In November 2020 she met a man from Saratov, who assured her that, given her connections and influence, he would be able to help her with her housing problem for a fee. On August 28, 2021 the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Saratov region issued to the woman a housing certificate in the amount of 1,228,326 rubles on general grounds, using which she purchased a comfortable housing. The man then began assuring her that it was he who had influenced the issuance of the certificate and demanded an illegal reward of 100,000 rubles. The woman immediately addressed law enforcement bodies.
Investigators are conducting investigative and procedural actions with the suspect. The preventive measure is being decided upon. The operative support of the probe is carried out by officers of the Saratov Regional Department of FSS.
The investigators are carrying out a set of investigative actions aimed to establish all circumstances of the situation. The criminal investigation is ongoing.
Upon instructions of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, the criminal investigation is under supervision of the Central Office of the agency.