Investigation finished against Andrey Poplavsky and Oleg Shishov

The Major Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has finished investigation of two criminal cases severed in a separate proceeding: against CEO of OOO scientific production association NPO Mostovik Oleg Shishov charged with a crime under part 5 of article 33, part 4 of article 160 (complicity in embezzling of entrusted property); and against Director of Construction Department of Far Eastern Federal District of the Presidential Affairs Office Andrey Poplavsky charged with part 4 of article 160 of the RF Penal Code (misappropriation and embezzlement), part 3 of article 204 (commercial bribery) and against CEO of ZAO Kosandra Alexander Kosyachenko charged with a crime under part 5 of article 33, part 4 of article 160 (complicity in embezzlement of entrusted property).

According to investigators, Poplavsky with complicity of Shishov and Kosyachenko embezzled over 1.1 billion rubles allocated to build Primorye Aquarium in Vladivostok. Besides, Poplavsky got a commercial bribe from Kosyachenko and Shishov of over 145 million rubles for accepting the work carried out by the general contractor, pay for it and further financing of construction.

Shishov made a cooperation deal. During the investigation Shishov and Kosyachenko gave detailed testimony against themselves and against Poplavsky. However, Poplavsky did not confess to the crime and denied that he had received any money from Kosyachenko and Shishov.

Soon the victims and accused will start reading the files in accordance with articles 216, 217 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The investigation opened earlier continues, investigative and procedural operations are underway to identify all persons involved in stealing of money allocated to build Primorye Aquarium.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                               V.I. Markin