Federal Antimonopoly Service brings anti-competitive conspiracy home to Chelyabinsk Region governor
The case materials will be sent to the MIA and the Prosecutor General’s Office, while the head of the region was summoned to the Presidential Administration.
Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Boris Dubrovsky may lose his post due to the anti-competitive case filed by the FAS during an auction for road repairs in the region. The case materials will be sent to the MIA and the Prosecutor General’s Office. Dubrovsky was summoned to the Presidential Administration on March 19, Znak.com reports.
According to the FAS, the participants in the anti-competitive agreement are Dubrovsky, the Ministry of Road Facilities and Transport of the Chelyabinsk Region and Yuzhuralmost JSC, which from 2015 to 2018 received more than 90% of contracts for the construction of roads in the region. The Service revealed a second deal between the Ministry and Yuzhuralmost: the company won 10 auctions for a total of almost 2.4 billion rubles ($ 37 million), reducing the initial contract price by only 1.5%.
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