$4.3m stolen from budget allocated for Guards Service training center construction
A criminal case has been initiated upon fraud on an especially large scale.
In Orel, after the theft of 252 million rubles ($4.3m) of budget funds allocated for the construction of the field-training center for the Federal Guards Service, a criminal case was initiated under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling) and Art. 187 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Turnover of Means). Andrey Nikiforov, the head of one of the firms, was imprisoned upon the case, and his possible accomplices are on the wanted list.
According to the investigation, founder and general director of St. Petersburg Temp LLC Andrey Nikiforov, together with the employees of Ateks Federal State Unitary Enterprise, stole 252.7 million rubles of budget money through financial fraud between July 10, 2015 and June 1, 2017.
The funds were allocated on the basis of a contract agreement in the framework of a state contract concluded between the Academy of the Federal Guards Service (FSO) of Russia and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise. The contractor undertook to perform work on the construction of the field training center of the FSO Academy within the framework of the implementation of the interdepartmental target program Development of the Vocational Education System in the Russian Special Services for 2009-2020. However, the obligations were not met, and the money was stolen.