Former Vice-Governor of St.Petersburg confessed to embezzlement during Zenith Arena construction
Marat Oganesyan is now applying for a pre-trial agreement.
Former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan admitted his guilt in the theft of 50.4 million rubles ($850.660) for the construction of the Zenith Arena stadium, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the joint press service of the courts of St.Petersburg.
Now the ex-official is applying for a pre-trial agreement, the agency said.
Earlier Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg extended arrest to Oganesyan until November 15. The former Vice-Governor was detained in November 2016. According to the investigation, Oganesyan organized the theft of budgetary millions allocated for electronic equipment of Zenith Arena, when he supervised the project from 2013 to 2015. We add that the stadium has been under construction for more than ten years, its value exceeded 40 billion rubles ($675m).