FSB detains one of the richest Ingushetia businessmen for embezzling Rosatom funds
Khasan Tumgoev is suspected of embezzling funds allocated for the reconstruction of one of the state corporation’s institutions.
FSB officers have detained the owner of Achaluki mineral water plant and ex-Director General of the management company of OJSC Concern Rosatomstroy, one of the richest businessmen of Ingushetia Khasan Tumgoev on suspicion of embezzlement of funds allocated for the reconstruction of one of Rosatom’s institutions. This is reported by Rosbalt referring to its sources in intelligence agencies.
According to the publication’s source, FSB officers together with special police conducted more than 40 searches in Moscow and the Moscow region, Nizhny Novgorod, and Ingushetia. A large group of investigators and operatives visited Tumgoev’s house in Barvikha. That was where the businessman was detained. Later, the Lefortovo Court of Moscow arrested him. The measures were taken as part of the criminal case of Embezzlement through Swindling (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code), initiated by the FSB Investigations Directorate.
According to the investigation, the OSK company, the actual owner of which is Tumgoev, has embezzled 355 million rubles ($5.19 million) received under the contract for the reconstruction of the premises of the Sedakov Research Institute of Measuring Systems.
It is noted that contracts with Rosatom structures worth more than 40 billion rubles ($585.2 million) are also mentioned in the case. At the moment, they are being checked by operatives.
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