Person of interest in case of theft of money from Rosatom arrested in Moscow
Earlier, within the given investigation, one of the richest businessmen of Ingushetia was taken into custody.
Moscow’s Lefortovsky District Court arrested Maxim Nizdiminov, the director of the OKS company, on charges of embezzling money allocated for the renovation of premises at one of the Rosatom institutes, the Research Institute of Measuring Systems named after Yu.E. Sedakov. The investigation estimated preliminary damage at 10.4 million rubles ($ 159,000), Rosbalt reports.
According to the investigators, in 2016, Rosatom’s institute signed a contract with OKS for 355 million rubles ($ 5,15 million), and then the documents on acceptance of work. According to the FSB’s materials, the contractor did not lay expensive cables, as he was supposed to.
Earlier, the court arrested one of the richest businessmen of Ingushetia, Khasan Tumgoev, whom the investigation considers to be the real owner of OSK. The accused pleads innocent. According to Tumgoev, the execution of the work was suspended because the question arose about their necessity after the merger of the scientific research institute with the Russian Federal Nuclear Center – All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics. The research institute reconstructed the premises for scientific tests and research, and the Nuclear Center had its own similar premises.
“The contract is not closed, the work has not been delivered, what kind of embezzlement are we talking about,” an insider told the news agency.
Tumgoev owns the Achaluki mineral water plant, and earlier headed the management of Kontsern Rosatomstroy OJSC. According to the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Evkurov, Tumgoev invested about 7 billion rubles ($ 107 million) in the construction of three mining and processing plants and a glass factory in the republic.