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MOSCOW, April 16 (Itar-Tass) – The Russian Interior Ministry confirmed that the searches are underway at the central office of the company Resorts of the North Caucasus in downtown Moscow in the criminal case against former chairman of the Resorts of the North Caucasus Board of Directors Akhmed Bilalov and former director general Alexander Nevsky. The draft notes, the information on the electronic mediums and other objects and the documents that are important for the criminal case are being confiscated.
“The officers of the Main Department of economic security and counteraction to corruption of the Russian Interior Ministry and the Investigation Department of the Russian Interior Ministry are conducting searches at the offices of the open joint stock society Resorts of the North Caucasus. The searches are authorized during the detective support of the criminal case, which was opened for abuse of powers against the former chief executives of this society - chairman of the board of directors Akhmed Bilalov and director general Alexander Nevsky,” the Interior Ministry said, noting that the draft notes, the information on the electronic mediums, other objects and documents, which are important for the criminal case, are being confiscated.
Over 50 police officers are involved in the searches.
The searches are underway at the central office of the Resorts of the North Caucasus in Prechistenka Street, a source in the law enforcement agencies told Itar-Tass before.
The criminal case was opened on the basis of the criminal materials of the Prosecutor General’s Office. “Numerous violations of the legislation on the joint stock societies, the development of the special economic zones, the regulating procedure for the use of property and financial resources” are the motives for the opening of the criminal case. In particular, the Prosecutor General’s Office stated that the legislation on the conclusion of the deals is not observed, the measures of property preservation are unacceptable, the costs of the open joint stock society for managerial activities in 2012 exceeded 1.3 times the expenses for investment activities.
Meanwhile, the violations related with the activities of Akhmed Bilalov, the cases of groundless expenses for the trips of the chief executives of the company in the far foreign countries with the use of the elements of luxury were found in the investigation.
On Monday, spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office Marina Gridneva noted that another embezzlement case in the Resorts of the North Caucasus was found. The materials were also submitted in the Investigation Department of the Russian Interior Ministry to check “whether the defendants are to blame for a crime under Article 159 Part 4 of the Russian Criminal Code for a massive fraud by a criminal organized group in a preliminary conspiracy.”
The open joint stock society Resorts of the North Caucasus was established in 2012 at the decision of the Russian government to manage a tourist cluster in the North Caucasus, the Krasnodar Territory and Adygeya, particularly for the construction of new mountain ski, beach and balneologic resorts.
Its charter capital (over 15 billion roubles) was formed by 96% from the monetary funds, which were transferred from the federal budget.