Moscow Region: deputy of Ulyanovsk Legislative Assembly arrested for appropriating co-investors’ money
The parliamentarian, who runs his own business, is suspected of fraud in the construction of housing.
In the Moscow Region, a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk Region, who supervised the construction firm LLC Vita Real Estate in Greater Moscow, was arrested. This was reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee for the Moscow Region.
As specified by the department, the parliamentarian is suspected of fraud in the field of shared construction in the amount of 105 million rubles (1.66 million USD). In particular, according to investigators, in June 2011, the suspect collected money from his clients allegedly for the construction of an apartment building in the village of Udino, Dmitrovsky District of the Moscow Region.
In fact, the parliamentarian knew that the house would not be put into operation in a lawful manner. He, presumably, appropriated the collected 105 million rubles. To date, about 32 people are recognized as victims of his actions, the Investigative Committee said.
It also said that on the petition of the investigation, the Ulyanovsk deputy was sent into custody. He is charged under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The investigators continue to identify all the victims in the criminal case: two accounting, construction and technical, handwriting expert examinations have already been conducted.
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