MIA completed the investigation of the case against the former head of Mirax Group Sergei Polonsky, and it is directed to court, announced Tuesday night the Agency. Businessman suspected of fraud in the implementation of projects on construction of elite real estate in Moscow. He is waiting for the court under arrest.
“The investigative Department of the MIA of Russia has finished investigation of criminal case against Polonsky, Paperno and Pronyakin of committing crimes under part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code on the fact of theft of funds of citizens under the guise of implementation of apartments in residential complex “Kutuzovskaya mile” and “Rublevsky Riviera” – said the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Irina Volk. At the same time until mid-August the case was investigated by a lighter part of the article 159 – as a large-scale fraud. Part 4 – this is fraud committed by an organized group.
The businessman was charged with two episodes of fraud with the funds of participants in shared construction of apartment houses in the residential complex “Kutuzovskaya mile” and “Rublevsky Riviera”. The total amount stolen exceeds 2.6 billion. With Polonsky appear before the court, the head of the financial Department Mirax Group Alexander Paperno and Director General of OOO “AVANTA” Alex Pronyakin. They are accused of aiding and abetting the fraud.
Polonsky pleads not guilty and denies any fraud on his part, reminds TASS.
Three other defendants in the case are hiding from the investigation and declared in the international search. It is the members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation Alexey Adikaev, Dmitry Lutsenko and Maxim Temnikov.
Polonsky was arrested in Cambodia in may 2015 and deported to Moscow, where he was placed in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”. Polonsky was trying to prove that his actions should be qualified under article 200.3 (“funds of citizens in violation of the requirements of the legislation on participation in share construction of real estate”) of the criminal code. If successful, this gave the opportunity to stop the investigation due to the expiration of the Statute of limitations.