Former Head of Department of State Housing Supervision of Karachay-Cherkessia Republic Will Face Trial

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the North Caucasian Federal District has completed the investigation of a criminal case against former Head of the Department of State Housing Supervision of the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic Hadji-Murad Taushunaev. He is accused of committing crimes under Part 3, Paragraph C of Part 5 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code, Part 1 of Article 292 of the Criminal Code, Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code, Part 3 of Article 30 of the Criminal Code, Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code (taking bribes, forgery by an official, fraud, and attempted fraud).

According to the investigators, from May 2016 to February 2020, Taushunaev received over 3 million rubles in bribes from representatives of various companies operating in the field of housing and utilities for unlawful inaction in these companies’ interests.

In addition, on his instruction, false information was entered into official documents, according to which driver services were allegedly provided to the department. In fact, Taushunaev stole funds intended for this purpose in the amount of over 45 thousand rubles.

The investigators also found that in the period from June to October 2019, a traffic accident occurred with a service car; the repair cost of the vehicle was compensated by the insurance company. However, Taushunaev provided the driver with false information stating that the insurance company refused to pay; he received over 75 thousand rubles from his subordinate as compensation for repairing the car.

In addition, on February 21, 2020, Taushunaev provided his acquaintance with false information stating that she had to give him a bribe of 50 thousand rubles. The funds were required to ensure successful passing of the examination for obtaining a qualification certificate for work in the field of management of apartment buildings. At the same time, Taushunaev was not a member of the admission examination committee and was unable to influence its decision. However, Taushunaev received a part of the bribe in the amount of 20 thousand rubles. He did not receive the remaining part, as he was detained by law enforcement officers.

The investigators collected the evidence base sufficient to approve the indictment and file the criminal case for trial.