The evidence collected by the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is recognized by the court sufficient for a verdict adjudgement in a criminal case of poor-quality housing construction for orphans in the Republic of Buryatia. Sergey Rybalchenko, Bimba Dymbrylov and Bulat Ivanov are found to be guilty of the crime committed in prescribed in Part. 1.1 Art. 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (negligent performance, that caused large-scaled damage), Sergey Domshoyev – in accordance with the Part 4 Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the RF (fraud committed in especially large scale), Zorigto Mizhitov – in accordance with the paragraph «c» Part. 3 Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the RF. (a misfeasance with the grave consequences).
The investigation and the court established that in 2015, the Ministry of Construction and Modernization of the Housing and Communal Complex of the Buryatia Republic planned to acquire residential buildings in the Sotnikovo village of the Ivolginsky rayon of the Republic due to form a specialized housing stock for orphans and children who remained without parental care within the state program. In order to misappropriate the funds allocated to the specified program from the budget, the individual entrepreneur of Domshoev organized the construction of 254 residential houses on the specified territory without proper project documentation with the construction and finishing materials cost-reduction. The houses constructed by him had critical defects that do not allow them to be used for living, due to the deliberately committed violations of construction standards and rules. Deputy Minister of Construction of the Republic of Buryatia Rybalkchenko, unreasonably signed acts of acceptance of poorly built real estate, acting as a representative of the buyer on behalf of the regional government, and this was the basis for the budgetary funds transfer to Domshoev in the amount of more than 200 million rubles. The head of the administration of the MO "Ivolginsky District" Dymbrylov and the municipal Officials Ivanov and Mizhitov provided the permits issuance for the construction and commissioning of illegally built houses.
At the same time, additional budget funds were allocated to ensure the rights of children-orphans on the initiative of the investigation, apartments were acquired, which were consistently provided to orphans in return for unsuitable housing in 2020 by the regional government.
Domshoev was sentenced for four years of imprisonment, enduring the punishment in the general regime penal colony. Mizhitov was also sentenced the 3 years of imprisonment enduring the punishment in the general regime penal colony. At the same time, he is deprived of the right to hold posts in the public service associated with the implementation of the functions of the representative of the authorities within 2 years. Mr. Rybalchenko and Dymbrylov were fined in the amount of 100 thousand rubles, Ivanov - 210 thousand rubles, but they were exempted from serving a sentence due to the expiration of the statute of limitation of prosecution.