Moscow: investigators to face trial for stealing 44 apartments

Moscow: investigators to face trial for stealing 44 apartments
Former senior investigator for priority cases Anzhela Amzina

The investigation of the criminal case against three former law enforcers was completed and sent to the court.⁠

Three former police officers will go on trial for theft of 44 Moscow apartments, the total cost of which is about 200 million rubles ($3.3m). As established by the investigation, the criminal group appropriated living quarters owned by the city of Moscow, which were intended for citizens affected by the developer CJSC Energostroikomplekt-M, through fly-by-night companies.

The criminal group began its activities in 2011; former senior investigator for priority cases Anzhela Amzina headed it. Investigators Sergey Kavun and Yevgeny Primakov, as well as businessmen Ilya Chizhanov, Sergey Korolev, Dmitry Dvoinykh, Anton Bordovsky and Yuri Zhovtyak acted as accomplices.

On the fact of theft, criminal proceedings were instituted in accordance with part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Swindling committed on an especially large scale), as well as part 1, 2, 3 of Article 210 of the Criminal Code (Organization of a Criminal Community using its official position and participation in it), part 2 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking on large scale) and part 3 of Article 303 of the Criminal Code (Falsification of Evidence).

Recall, the detentions were held in 2015.⁠

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