The head of the “Center for the Development of Architecture” from the Orenburg region was accused of embezzling 98 million rubles the head of the “Center for the Development of Architecture” Vladimir Andryushchenko because of the waste of the regional budget in the amount of 98 million rubles. This was reported on Wednesday, December 1, to Lente.ru by the press service of the regional prosecutor's office.
According to the investigation, Andryushchenko, who headed the ANO Center for the Development of Architectural Activities, Urban Planning and Improvement of the Orenburg Region (a subsidiary structure of the Ministry of Architecture of the region), without a competition, entered into an agreement with the Moscow design bureau Atlas. The contractor had to carry out landscaping works in Sol-Iletsk, Buzuluk, Buguruslan and Novotroitsk, develop a design code and a master plan for the historical center in Orenburg. Through ANO Atlas, 150 million rubles were sent from the regional budget.
However, an audit by the prosecutor's office carried out in the fall of 2021 showed that the amount in the contract was three times overstated: the real market value of the work was 52 million rubles.
In relation to Andryushchenko, a case was opened under article 201 (“Abuse of powers, entailing the onset of grave consequences”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Now the accused faces up to ten years in prison. Searches are now being carried out at the place of residence and work of the former head of the ANO.