Chairman of Khabarovsk Territory Duma charged with stealing from Dalspetsstroy

Another crime of head of Far Eastern Federal District Main Office of Special Construction of the Federal Special Construction Agency (hereinafter Dalspetsstroy) Yuri Khrizman and his accomplices has been revealed during the investigation in stealing during construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome.

According to investigators, in 2006-2009, Khrizman, his son Mikhail, and Viktor Chudov, who is now Chairman of Khabarovsk Territory Duma acted as an organized group and stole from Dalspetsstroy about 106 million rubles.

The scheme was developed by Khrizman and imvoled purchasing cement, pipes, metal goods and tires for Dalspetsstroy not at prices set by suppliers, but at considerably higher prices via commercial organizations controlled by Viktor Chudov and Mikhail Khrizman which they had set up solely for this purpose. Those firms included OOO Prominvest, OOO YUMIKS, OOO Paritet-Postavka and OOO RK-Prom. Moreover, the purchases were made only on paper. In fact the cement, pipes, metal goods and tires were delivered right from suppliers to warehouses of Dalspetsstroy and its affiliates using the settlement accounts of the firms just for the transit of money from the customer to the supplier and allowing them to keep the difference from selling the goods at a higher price.

Major Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee charged Viktor Chudov with a crime under part 4 of article 160 of the RF Penal Code (misappropriation of money committed by an organized group on a very large scale). Chudov has been detained today and investigators are filing a request with a court to remand him in cusotody. Yuri and Mikhail Khrizman remain in custody. At the present time investigative operations are underway to find out all the circumstances of the crime.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                        V.I. Markin