Officials of Federal Property Management Agency in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region searched

Officials of Federal Property Management Agency in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region searched

The searches are related to the investigation of swindling on an especially large scale.

Officers of the Department for Combating Economic Crimes and the Investigation Committee conduct searches in the offices and apartments of officials of the Federal Property Management Agency in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The investigative actions are connected with the investigation into a criminal case of swindling on an especially large scale, DeltaNews reports. According to the head of the regional directorate, Elena Fedorova, the investigators did not enter the building of the Petersburg department.

According to Fontanka, the searches are connected to the shortage of timber, confiscated by department’s employees, and certain Mikhail Stavpenok heads the department dealing with the sale of such property.

In April 2018, the employees of the regional office of the Federal Property Management Agency had already been searched. After that, the directorate’s deputy head Konstantin Kalninsh, who was accused of embezzling 224 million rubles ($ 3,45 million) was arrested. According to the investigation, Kalninsh, together with CEO of Leader Trans Group LLC Elena Navoyenko, concluded three state contracts for transportation, storage, examination and destruction of confiscated property. Part of the property was gone.

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