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The head of the Vodokanal department will be sent to court in Khabarovsk

The head of the Vodokanal department will be sent to court in Khabarovsk
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In Khabarovsk, the head of the department for prospective development of Municipal Unitary Enterprise Vodokanal will be sent to court. He is accused of fraud and receiving bribes.

According to investigators, in September 2018, the head of the department received thousands of rubles from the manufacturer of pipe-laying works when connecting houses to the central cold water supply system 25. In exchange, he had to agree on amendments to the design documentation and the signing of an act of hidden work.

According to the press service of the regional prosecutor’s office, in October and November last year, he received another 25 thousand from a lawyer of Uyut LLC for the unhindered acceptance of work to connect the facilities under construction and ten thousand rubles from the head of the parking lot under construction. Also in May 2018 of the year, the accused misled the entrepreneur and received from him 50 thousand rubles for the adoption of a new water metering unit for accounting and operation.

Two cases regarding bribe-takers were dismissed after the defendants repented; the remaining cases are pending.

Khabarovsk Vodokanal has not yet departed from the larger corruption scandal associated with the long-term construction of the Tunguska water intake. According to investigators, the former management of the enterprise bought construction equipment at inflated prices, the damage is estimated at 400 million rubles. Ex-Director of Vodokanal Vladimir Steblevsky in April of this year appeared in court, the chief engineer of the enterprise already received punishment - seven and a half years in prison. Also for four years convicted director of an affiliate.