Another case against ex-Head of Omsk Mostovik was closed

Another case against ex-Head of Omsk Mostovik was closed
Oleg Shishov

According to investigation, Oleg Shishov fabricated financial records, did not pay the VAT and was spending budget funds.

The Investigative Committee in Omsk Region closed another criminal case against the former Head of the LCC Scientific-Production Association Mostovik Oleg Shishov. He is accused of Evading Payment of Taxes on an especially large scale (item (b), part 2,  Art. 199 of the Criminal Code) and Swindling on an especially large scale (part 3 of Art. 159.4 of the Criminal Code).

According to investigation, in 2009-2011 Shishov wrote false information in financial documents of the company concerning, implementation of works by contractors, reporting it as a part of tax deductions. According to the documents, subcontractors made construction-assembly works in Vladivostok (bridge to Russky island within the framework of preparation for the APEC summit, and the Primorsky oceanarium), as well as in Omsk, Tyumen, Tobolsk, Sochi, Astrakhan Region, Moscow Region and the Baikal Territory. In fact, all the work had been carried out by the Scientific-Production Association Mostovik or by other companies.

Thus, according to Rosbalt, by non-payment of the VAT Shishkov earned almost 500 million rubles. Another 500 million rubles, allocated for construction of ring road in Omsk, he spent on loan repayments of the Mostovik. The company did not even started works at Fedorovka-Aleksandrovka site, and the necessary materials were not purchased.

The issue of approving the indictment is now being solved, then the case to be transferred to the court.

In March, the Frunzensky Court of Vladivostok found Shishov guilty in a case of embezzlement of 1 billion rubles during  construction of the oceanarium and sentenced him to 3 years in a general regime penal colony, as well as imposed a fine of 300 thousand rubles. The Head of the Mostovik did not recognize his guilt, but later made a deal with the investigation. Shishov was not satisfied with the verdict, yet did not appeal against the judgment.

Another figurant of the case of embezzlement during construction of the Primorsky oceanarium, the former Head of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Directorate for Construction in the Far Eastern Federal District Andrey Poplavsky did not recognize his guilt as well. He is accused of embezzling 1.1 billion rubles, and getting about 145 million rubles as a bribe from commercial structures involved in the project. A judicial proceeding against him is underway.

In addition, after finishing construction of the Olympic facilities in Sochi in April 2014, the Mostovik declared itself bankrupt.

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