The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation again returned to the scandalous events of July 2014 related to the Zarechye-2 company, which was engaged in the construction of elite housing, but then, as often happens, went bankrupt and opened a criminal case.
Then, seven years ago, according to a Izvestia source in the UK, its land plots, which were pledged by Vnesheconombank (now – VEB RF), were sold by an “unidentified official” at a price that was about three times lower.
The amount of damage, according to the department’s estimates, turned out to be colossal – almost 4 billion rubles. The total area of the plots that became the subject of the proceedings is 22.4 hectares, and they are located on the most expensive lands of the Moscow region, in the Odintsovo district, near the Skolkovo innovation center.
At the end of June 2021, major players in the real estate market – FGC and IKON Development – announced the construction of a residential complex on these lands with an investment volume of 40 billion rubles. However, on September 14, following the events of 2014, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against the “District”, this time against an “unidentified person” – this time under Part 2 of Art. 201 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Abuse of powers”. The article is classified as grave and provides for imprisonment for up to 10 years. The limitation period for this article is 10 years.
Currently, the investigation has to establish a person suspected of abuse of power. So far, an “unidentified person” appears in the case.
According to the source, while it is known about the offender that he performed managerial functions in a commercial organization.
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