A Criminal Case Opened Over the Embezzlement of Money During the Reclamation of the City Landfill

The contractor skimped on the quality of work

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in the Vladimir region and the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage revealed the involvement of the ex-head of the contractor in embezzlement of budgetary funds during the reclamation of the Petushinsky city landfill.

According to the regional FSB, the Petushinsky district administration signed a corresponding contract in April 2020. Its cost amounted to 28.1 million rubles, and the work was to be completed by December of the same year.

According to the information on the public procurement website, the contract was signed with Garant-Story LLC, registered in Istra, near Moscow. The documents contain the data of the company’s former general director, Fridon Sergeevich Basariya.

According to the contract, the contractor undertook to reclaim the landfill using its own materials, in accordance with the terms of reference and cost estimates. However, it turned out that during the entire period, some of the work was performed with poor quality. The materials were replaced with cheaper ones without consulting the client and without making any changes in the design and estimate documentation.

These facts were not reflected in the certificates of completed work provided by the contractor. In December 2020, the Petushinsky district administration paid the money under the contract in full.

The damage caused by the actions of the accused amounted to about 1.5 million rubles. The money of the ex-head of the contracting company disposed of at his own discretion. With regard to him, a criminal case under article “Fraud” (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia).

It should be added that the territory of the former dump in Petushki was planned to be used for the construction of a sports and tourist facility. Project details were promised to be announced back in 2021. 

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