Land fraud case for Northeast Express learned

RBC: Investigative Committee opened a case on land fraud for the North-East Expressway for 29 million rubles Russia in Moscow opened a criminal case against employees of the Moscow Road and Bridge Construction Department. They are suspected of large-scale fraud with the appraisal of land at its seizure for the construction of the Northeast Expressway. This became known to RBC from sources in the Investigative Committee.

According to the newspaper, employees of the department, as well as employees of the LLC Analytical and Consulting Group Azimut, engaged in the examination and appraisal of property, are suspected of fraudulent valuation. due to which the budget lost 28.7 million rubles.

According to the investigation, in 2019, employees of the department and Azimut, when seizing two plots in the Eastern Administrative District on Pekhorskaya Street with a total area of ​​0.9 hectares, artificially inflated their cost and lost profits of the owner of the plot. Based on this assessment, the city paid compensation for real estate in the amount of 142.1 million rubles.

The land, according to the Unified State Register of Real Estate, passed into the ownership of Moscow in February 2020, and before that belonged to Rimma Garibyan, who , according to the interlocutor of the edition, is in the case as a witness.

The press service of the Office of Road and Bridge Construction said they did not have information about the initiation of a criminal case. The general director and owner of Azimut, Victoria Kunakova, told the publication that she was not aware of the initiation of a criminal case and refused to comment further.

Dmitry Gorbunov, partner of Rustam Kurmaev and Partners, in an interview with the publication, noted that law enforcement quite often they start cases related to incorrect assessment. Often this may be due to “banal mistakes” on the part of contractors when assessing the cost of work.

Earlier, the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg arrested businessman Alexander Ebralidze in the case of missing three billion rubles from the vault of his own Constance. Jar. He is suspected of committing a crime under part 3 of article 33 (“Organization of a crime”) and part 4 of article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“misappropriation or embezzlement”). He will be remanded in remand prison until December 23.