Russian ex-construction official charged with fraud put under house arrest
MOSCOW, February 9 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – The Khamovnichesky District Court of Moscow has changed detention measure against ex-deputy head of the Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) Alexander Buryakov who is charged with large-scale fraud and put him under house arrest, RAPSI learnt from the court’s press-service on Thursday.
Buryakov is to stay under house arrest until April 2.
In July, various media reported that Buryakov was arrested by officers of the Interior Ministry’s Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department. Businessman Kadyr Karakhanov and former deputy director of Spetstroy Alexander Zagorulko were also detained in relation to this case.
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).
In 2013-2015 Buryakov was a deputy head of Central production and administrative management. Later, he was appointed as a deputy for the whole organization’s head.
Zagurolko worked in Spetsstroy since 2013. He was appointed as the first deputy for the organization’s head in August 2014. In the spring of 2016, Zagorulko resigned.