The former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Hovhannisyan, who claimed the role of a crisis Manager on the construction of the stadium on Krestovsky island, charged under part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code of Russian Federation – swindle in especially large size.

“When asking investigators scheme, which failed to commit theft of funds for construction of sports facilities, the involvement of this crime of the former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan. 16 Nov investigators together with employees UFSB it is detained. Place of residence Oganesyan in Moscow and Moscow region was raided. Hovhannisyan is currently transported to Saint Petersburg. In the course of the interrogation as the accused to testify, he refused. In the near future the investigation will go to court for election to it measures of restraint in form of detention”, – is spoken in the message on the website of the regional Department of the Investigative Committee.

According to the UK investigators together with employees UFSB and Webirc, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Northern capital has established the fact of theft in 2014, more than 50 million rubles at the conclusion of the General contractor, ZAO “IC “Transstroy” contract for the supply of screens for stadium with joint-stock company “TDM”, which Oganesyan, being Vice-Governor and responsible to the construction industry, including the construction of the stadium, was illegally brought in as a subcontractor.

In subsequent Hovhannisyan organized a transfer in favor of the TMD of the advance in the amount of more than 50 million 480 thousand roubles from the budget of the city allocated for the construction of the stadium, knowing that the supply of placards that money will not go. Subsequently, the money was stolen through one-day firms, investigators believe.

In the case of fraud also pass the former first Deputy Chairman of the construction Committee of St. Petersburg administration Alexander Ancic, who signed the documents for transfer of the advance, Grigory Popov, who was the real leader of TDM and the staff of the joint stock company Elena Kovalev and Artem Kuspit.

Earlier in the TFR noted that Ancic, Popov and Kovalev actively cooperate with the investigation, and Caspica refusing to admit his guilt, was taken into custody.

At the time of arrest of Marat Oganesyan was the senior Vice-President of Bank “Russian capital” and oversaw the completion of houses “su-155″. In a credit institution hastened to assure that the investigative actions will not affect the progress of work.

Regarding the construction of “Zenit Arena” on the eve of November 16, it became known that the Petersburg authorities and the FAA “Glavgosexpertiza of Russia” by mutual agreement terminated the contract on carrying out examination of project documentation for construction of the stadium “Zenit arena” on Krestovsky island. This is because the terms of coordination of documents with law enforcement agencies exceeded the term of the contract for examination. It is expected that the next hitch will not affect the expected period of putting the stadium in operation on 25 December of the current year.

Recall, the stadium is unfinished “Zenit arena” started to build in 2008. Over the years, its estimates increased by almost seven times – from 6.7 billion to 42 billion rubles. Since August, the new General contractor of construction is assigned to JSC “metrostroj”, controlled by Smolny. The former contractor filed several lawsuits to the city.

To deliver the project on time, Smolny approved a plan for the transfer of 2.6 billion rubles from the construction of hospitals and schools for the completion of “Zenit-Arena”, where there should be the matches of the 2018 world Cup. In late October, the FIFA inspectors, hopped on the new stadium, came to the conclusion that playing it is impossible. Contractors started to solve this problem. Meanwhile, the city authorities have already announced that, in order to bring the arena in line with UEFA requirements (which are tougher than FIFA) to Euro 2020, which will require additional billions of dollars in costs.



The former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg charged with fraud Internet over 50 million rubles for the “Zenit-Arena” 17.11.2016

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