St. Petersburg: FSB conducts search at office of major government customer Gorelektrotrans
The state enterprise concluded contracts worth billions and in 2019 it should receive more than $ 132 million of subsidies.
The FSB officers raided the main office of the state enterprise Gorelektrotrans on the Syzranskaya Street, St. Petersburg. The documents of interest to the investigation are withdrawn, the agency does not disclose any details of the operation. The representative of the special service only confirmed the fact of conducting operational and investigative actions, RIA Novosti reports.
“We confirm the fact that the employees of our department participated in the operational-investigative actions taking place at the FSUE Gorelektrotrans,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
According to Fontanka, in 2019, a subsidy for Gorelektrotrans in the amount of 9.2 billion rubles ($ 135,5 million) is planned to allocated from the city budget. In 2017, as a customer of works and services, the state enterprise concluded state contracts worth 5 billion rubles ($ 73,6 million), and 3.4 billion ($ 50 million) in 2018.
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