Another ex-director of Dalspetsstroy accused of embezzlement

Another ex-director of Dalspetsstroy accused of embezzlement
Yuri Volkodav

Yuri Volkodav is accused of embezzling 140 million rubles ($2.2m) in the case over the unfinished building that the company erected in Khabarovsk.

Yuri Volkodav, the former chief of Dalspetsstroy (now the main military construction department No. 6), faces charges. According to Interfax, he is accused of embezzling 140 million rubles in the construction of houses in Khabarovsk.

"With respect to all five former chiefs of Dalspetsstroy, criminal cases have been initiated. The last case was initiated against former director Volkodav," said prosecutor of the Eastern Military District Alexander Rushnikov, commenting on the situation with the unfinished building.

Yuri Volkodav headed the organization in 2016. Now, a bankruptcy administration has been introduced. Rushinkov added that the company has been under surveillance since 2014 - after Dalspetsstroy got several federal projects, in particular, the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The prosecutor noted that the debts amounted to 57 billion rubles ($919m), including 11 billion rubles as debts to banks. So, the deadlines for the construction of facilities, including unfinished building, were broken.

Earlier, the former head of Dalspetstroy, Yuri Khrizman, chief accountant Vladimir Ashikhmin, Khrizman's son and ex-speaker of the Khabarovsk Territory Duma Viktor Chudov are jailed for 5.5 to 12 years of imprisonment for abuse committed during the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region. The lawyers of the convicted persons appealed against the verdict. Decisions on the appeal have not yet been taken.

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