St. Petersburg: investigation regarding construction of Kresty-2 completed
CEO of Petroinvest LLC Ruslan Khamkhokov will face the trial.
The ICR’s Inveistigative Directorate for St. Petersburg completed the investigation regarding Ruslan Khamkhokov, the CEO of Petroinvest LLC, who was accused of giving bribes during the construction of the Kresty-2 pre-trial detention facility for a sum of 388 million rubles ($ 570,000). The accused agreed to plea bargain – in the near future, the case materials will be sent to the court.
According to the investigators, the bribes were handed over from 2010 to 2015 to the deputy head of the regional FSIN department, Sergey Moyseenko, for patronage. Thanks to him, the main subcontractor Petroinvest regularly received payments for the works which were not actually performed or performed in inadequate capacity. The damage to the state is estimated at 12 billion rubles ($ 180 million).
Seventeen Russian Governors are facing criminal prosecution for bribe-taking. The rest of them may be jailed any time for exceedance of official powers. At least, Nezygar (@russica2) Telegram channel claims so citing an unidentified source in the law enforcement structures. However, according to that source, it is currently prohibited to prosecute top-level officials. In 2018, the operatives had only searched offices of Vice Governors or Deputy Ministers – not their bosses. The CrimeRussia found out what supreme functionaries are on the hook of the law enforcement authorities and may be immediately indicted if the President orders so.