Luxury property of former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg to be seized?

Luxury property of former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg to be seized?
Marat Oganesyan Photo: Evgeny Pavlenko / Kommersant

The investigation suggests that the real estate and cars have been acquired through the scam in the construction of the stadium Zenit-Arena. The amount of detected assets exceeds 100 million rubles.

The investigators found the that former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan, who is accused of embezzling 50 million rubles in the construction of Zenit-Arena, owns assets worth over 100 million rubles. If it turns out that the elite real estate, car fleet and other wealth was bought with the stolen funds, all property would be seized.

According to Life, Oganesyan owns an apartment in Moscow on Leninsky Prospekt not far from the monument to Gagarin. It is in it the ex-KGB officer was detained on the night of November 16. One-bedroom apartment of 60 square meters is estimated at 20 million rubles. Also, nearby the apartment belonging to his mother, Nina Oganesyan, is located. This property was bought in 2014 and has an area of 80 square meters and costs 35 million rubles.

In addition, the former Deputy Governor of the Northern Capital owns a villa in a cottage village Kubinka-60 in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow Region. By the way, in the red brick three-storey mansion of ​​700 square meters, the security forces also visited with the purpose of the search. The cost of the land plot and building located at two sites is about 50 million rubles. The next place which the investigators visited was a modest two-storey town house in Odintsovo on Govorov Street. Its area is 200 square meters and the cost is 30 million rubles. The house has two garages in which the enforcement officers found a Mercedes Gelandewagen and Porsche Cayenne. These cars do not stand in the name of the former official, but neighbors claim that Oganesyan’s family uses the foreign cars.

Thus, it turns out that only the property registered on Oganesyan’s name is worth of more than 100 million rubles. The investigators will now have to find out whether all this property was purchased with money from the fraud.

Besides, during performance of the civil service, Oganesyan, who was previously engaged in business, declared his assets. The documents for 2012 contain information about the 3 plots of land covering nearly 30 acres and data about 8 apartments, as well as motorcycles Yamaha Warrior and BMW K1200LT. At the same time, he earned 4.3 million rubles that year. According to the declaration, his wife owned a tricycle Can-Am Spyde Roadster, the cars Mercedes-Benz S 350 4matic and Toyota Land Cruiser 200. She has earned 120 thousand rubles in 2012. In the next year – 2013 – immovable and movable assets of the family remained the same, only income has increased to 5.5 million rubles.

It is to be recalled that on November 18, Marat Oganesyan was taken ot the predetention center Kresty. The ex-official was charged with Swindling on an especially large scale (part 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, Oganesyan, who oversaw the construction of the stadium Zenit-Arena from 2013 to 2015, illegally involved the stock company TDM as a sub-contractor for the construction work, and then transferred it an advance in the amount of more than 50 million rubles which were subsequently siphoned off through fly-by-night companies.

It is to be noted that Oganesyan before the civil service was involved in business. From 2004 to 2010, he headed a group of companies Soglasie (Consent), which consisted of several companies involved in construction and IT. After his dismissal from the post of Vice-Governor, Oganesyan went into business again.

However, Oganesyan is not only a politician and businessman, but also an “inside man” in the criminal world. He is suspected of contacts with the well-known thieves in law. Shortly before the official retirement, he was seen at the gathering in a Moscow restaurant Bochka. In addition, according to some information, Oganesyan maintains close relations with thief in law Eduard Asatryan and his son.

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