Spetsstroy former deputy director Buryakov snitched accomplice and released from jail
Alexander Buryakov, accused of embezzling 450 million rubles, made a deal with the investigation, which resulted in adding new articles to the case of his colleague Alexander Zagorulko.
Former deputy director of the Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) Alexander Buryakov, charged with fraud by 450 million rubles, made a deal with the investigation.
According to Kommersant, Buryakov testified to his colleague, former first deputy head of Spetsstroy Alexander Zagorulko, who has been detained in November 2016. The defendant told Deputy of the Prosecutor General Viktor Grin that his colleague Zagorulko received kickbacks for signing large contracts with contractors. The same testimony was given by former first deputy of the ex-head of Dalspetsstroy Yuri Hrizman, who, together with accomplices, is under investigation for embezzlement of 5.2 billion rubles for the construction of the Vostochniy cosmodrome. According to the data provided by Buryakov and Hrizman, the ICR Chief Military Investigation management instituted a case against Alexander Zagorulko under part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale). As for Alexander Buryakov, the military investigation reached a house arrest for the defendant. Moreover, the defendant's house has been taken under protection of the FSB. According to Kommersant, the former deputy head of Spetsstroy was fixed up with the protection after his family began to receive threats, allegedly associated with his cooperation with investigating authorities. Buryakov's colleague Alexander Zagorulko is in custody in the pre-trial detention center. Getting wise to initiation of a corruption case against him, he was taken in a hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center with a myocardial infarction. Lawyers of Zagorulko claim that the investigation has not enough evidence of guilt of the defendant, because all charges are held only on the testimony of his accomplice Buryakov.
As the CrimeRussia previously reported, in the case of embezzlement from Spetsstroy three entrepreneurs, Kadir Karakhanov, Vakha Artsygov and Arsen Oshakbayev appeared as defendants. They are charged with embezzling 450 million rubles (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code) upon nine Ministry of Defense’s subcontracts. Note that Buryakov does not admit his guilt and says that the two objects have been successfully commissioned, while seven others are in various stages of readiness.
Preliminary hearings of the case pertaining to embezzlements committed during the construction of notorious Zenit Arena haven’t commenced yet – but the trial of Marat Oganesyan already ceased to be monotonous. The former Deputy Head of the St. Petersburg Municipal Administration has directly hinted at the involvement of his successor – current Vice Governor Albin – in the embezzlement of billions of rubles.