Sakhalin officials bought 25-year-old generators instead of new
According to investigators, the damage to the budget is amounted to 35 million rubles.
The ID MIA in the Sakhalin region opened a criminal case under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling) on the fact of embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the performance of the state contract, according to the regional Prosecutor's Office.
According to the investigation, on February 1, 2013 FSE Directorate for the implementation of the Federal Program on socio-economic development of the Kuril Islands in the Sakhalin region concluded a state contract with a commercial entity for the supply of alternative energy facilities in the Kuril Islands.
One of the main conditions of the contract was the installation of new and unused equipment, namely wind power and diesel generator sets. However, the FSB found that the established equipment was made in 1990 and 1991 and was repeatedly used. Its price was considerably lower than in the agreed-upon contract.
Thus, the budget was damaged in the amount of 35 million rubles.
At this point, investigators conducted operative-investigative measures to identify perpetrators. The investigation is under the control of the regional Prosecutor's Office.
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