As Kommersant learned, the former director of the Yamal regional investment fund, Sergei Domansky, was arrested in Novy Urengoy. He became the next person involved in a large-scale investigation of embezzlement of budget funds in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Multimillion-dollar fraud was carried out with the funds of the city of Novy Urengoy, which is now in the process of liquidation of the Development Fund of the municipality. Konstantin Mikhaylitsky, a resident of the Moscow region Odintsovo, as well as Marat Tursanov, who, according to law enforcement officers, provided legal support for illegal transactions, are already in custody.
Police officers detained Sergey Domansky at the Novy Urengoy airport, where he flew from Tyumen. Most of the time, the businessman lives in Moscow. Earlier, Mr. Domansky was a witness in a criminal case under Part 4 of Art. Investigated by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud on an especially large scale). It refers to an organized criminal group that, in 2016-2017, was engaged in the theft of budgetary funds of the Novy Urengoy City Municipal Development Fund (established by the local administration), which is now being liquidated.
According to the investigation, shortly before its collapse, the fund began to take deliberately bad loans on the security of its real estate in Novy Urengoy.
For example, the fund owned squares in several business centers in the city center that were leased. After the head of the fund, a resident of Odintsovo near Moscow, Konstantin Mikhaylitsky, could not pay off his debts, the fund’s property, according to investigators, was actually put up for sale and buyers were controlled by intruders of the company.
In total, according to the investigation, about 100 real estate objects went under the hammer for just 180 thousand rubles.
During the investigation, it was found that the majority of the property was acquired by Purovsky Terminal LLC, one of the founders of which is the general director of Novourengoy Expocenter LLC and Orion LLC Sergey Domansky.
Today, at the request of the investigation, the Novy Urengoy City Court sent Mr. Domansky to two months in jail. The former head of the Yamal Foundation does not admit his guilt in the alleged fraud. He also refuses to give evidence, referring to article 51 of the Constitution.
Recall that earlier in the framework of the investigation of this case, the former executive director of the Foundation for the Development of the Municipal Formation Novy Urengoy Konstantin Mikhaylitsky and businessman Marat Tursanov were detained. The latter, according to the TFR, was engaged in legal support of doubtful transactions. In addition, it turned out to be framed and part of the former budget property.