Russian ex-construction official detained on suspicion of embezzlement - report
MOSCOW, November 7 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – Former first deputy head of the Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) Alexander Zagorulko, suspected of embezzling budget funds allocated for construction and reconstruction of Defense Ministry’s facilities, has been put in detention, Kommersant newspaper reported on Monday.
Earlier, two other defendants in the case, deputy head of Spetsstroy Alexander Buryakov and businessman Kadyr Karakhanov, have been detained as well. They have been charged with embezzlement.
Investigators believe that Buryakov has conspired with unidentified persons to conclude contracts with subcontractors on construction and reconstruction of nine facilities for the Defense Ministry of Russia. According to preliminary data, the accused embezzled around 450 million rubles ($7 million).
Zagurolko worked in Spetsstroy from 2013. He was appointed as the first deputy for the organization’s head in August 2014. In the spring of 2016, Zagorulko resigned.