In the Leningrad region, a case was opened on the fact of the deliberate bankruptcy of the water utility

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In the Leningrad Region, a criminal case has been initiated against the MUE Vodokanal of the Kirovsky District and the General Director of Vodokanal Nevsky LLC under Art. 196 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Intentional bankruptcy”). This is stated in a message published on December 21 on the website of the regional department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

“The investigation established that from January 2018 to September 2020, the director of the MUE Vodokanal of the Kirovsky District, acting in a group of persons, including with the General Director of LLC Vodokanal Nevsky <...>, entered into economically unfounded contracts with LLC Vodokanal Nevsky and its affiliated organizations, which led to the creation of artificial accounts payable of MUE Vodokanal of the Kirovsky District in the amount of over 634 million rubles to a number of legal entities, “the message says.

In particular, lease agreements for water supply and sewerage facilities were concluded, the payment for which was artificially increased by more than 10 times, as well as six water supply and water disposal contracts. The lawsuits filed with the court to reclaim the debts were not satisfied, which allowed the MUE Vodokanal of the Kirovsky District to become bankrupt.

At present, the general director of the said limited liability company has been detained in accordance with Art. 91 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The director of a municipal unitary enterprise is under house arrest on charges of abuse of office with serious consequences.

Earlier, on November 25, it was reported that law enforcement officers detained a suspect in the theft of assets of a Moscow joint-stock company, the main shareholder of which was the Moscow property department, in the amount of over 600 million rubles.

It was established that in 2011 the director of an open joint stock company through controlled companies carried out a number of financial transactions. This led to the formation of fictitious accounts payable and the bankruptcy of the JSC.

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