Developers' OCG who stole $17.1mln from co-investors detained in Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar

Developers' OCG who stole $17.1mln from co-investors detained in Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar
A rally of defrauded co-investors, Rostov-on-Don

Eight heads of large companies engaged in shared construction have been detained as part of the fraud criminal cases in the two cities.

The press service of the MIA Main Directorate in the Rostov region has reported the detention of eight heads of construction companies suspected of fraud with co-investors' money.

According to the main directorate, the criminal cases under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code have been initiated against founders and managers of the developer's organization and the general contractor's organization.

It is reported that the suspects had stolen more than one billion rubles ($17.1 million) from 979 Rostov-on-Don co-investors and 116.2 million rubles ($1.9 million) from 416 Krasnodar residents. No names of the detainees and the companies have been announced yet. The police have seized the property belonging the persons involved in the criminal case for further reparations for the victims. According to the Russian Criminal Code, the defendants of the criminal case face up to 10 years in prison. It is noteworthy that October 6, at a meeting with representatives of more than 20 groups of defrauded co-investors, Head of the region Vasily Golubev reported on the preparation of a number of initiatives related to the problems of victims of crimes associated with shared construction.

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