Top-manager of company which has built energy bridge to Crimea was detained at airport while attempting to flee abroad
The FSB operatives detained the Deputy Chairman of the Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System Valeri Goncharov.
He was charged with swindling on an especially large scale during the construction of the Crimean energy bridge.
Valery Goncharov was detained by the security forces in one of the Moscow airports, when he was about to fly abroad. To date, the investigating authorities have already conducted searches at his work, as well as several home addresses.
In February 2016, the media reported that one of the defendants in a criminal case related to large-scale credit fraud can be Aleksandr Muratkin, who is the Head of the company Lenelektromontazh. It is to be recalled that this organization is a contractor in the construction of an energy bridge from Kuban to Crimea.
The businessman is suspected of fraud while obtaining a loan in PSB for the construction of hydropower plants on the river Mtkvari in Georgia and high-voltage transmission line from TPP-2 in Vladimir Region.
We add that the Crimean energy bridge was set off in full power in May this year. Earlier, the residents of the peninsula were forced to live in the permanent electricity conservation. The reason for this was the destruction of the four HVLTs, which occurred on November 22 last year.
The Moscow City Court sentenced Mikhail Maksimenko to 13 years of strict regime and a fine of 165 million rubles ($2.7m) within the case of bribes from representatives of the criminal world. The ICR Colonel denied his guilt, calling the case a frameup.