Krasnodar, 28 April. Gelendzhik, Sochi, Novorossiysk and Krasnodar are the venues of the long-delayed construction projects that are currently considered at court.
In April, the criminal case that had been initiated against Batal Dzhalkiev, Nester TV General Director, was reconsidered by the Judicial Panel of the Krasnodar Regional Court. The defendant tried to dismiss the verdict, insisting that he had not committed the crime he was charged with and that his guilt had never been proved. Nester TV got down to the construction of the residential complex “Southern Coast” in Gelendzhik back in 2016. The high-rises were to be commissioned in 2019. The Gelendzhik City Court established that Dzhalkiev had used the money collected from 42 persons in 2016–2018, in the total amount of more than 76 million roubles, for his personal needs. The judge noted that Dzhaliev had received the money through foul means. As a result, he was sentenced to seven years in prison; later the Judicial Panel of the Krasnodar Regional Court supported the verdict.
Meanwhile, in Sochi the verdict was announced to the constructors of the Tuapsinsky Residential Complex and Fazatron and Gorizont Apartment Complexes. The criminal case that had lasted for many years was initiated against Anzor Pruidze, Denis Grinev, Viktoria Viklenko, Tatiana Borodkina, Zurab Khorava, and Andrei Khripkov. The Khosta District Court accused them of fraudulence committed by an organized gang, or grand fraudulence, or fraudulence that entailed deprivation of the citizen’s right to housing (Part 4 of Article 159 of the Russian Criminal Code). It was established that Pruidze and five his collaborators had been receiving money from their victims starting from 2013 until 2018. This court session was held after the accusation had been returned to the prosecutor’s office for consideration. Then the judge agreed with the defendants’ attorneys who claimed that the accusation had been drawn with violations. The accused were imputed with appropriation of more than 3.4 billion roubles from 949 persons acknowledged as injured. Eventually, their number reduced to 165, and the sum of the damage – to a billion roubles. As a result, Anzor Pruidze was punished with six years of imprisonment and a 500,000-rouble fine. A for his accomplices, what they got were mainly conditional sentences. The Mayor’s Office announced that the construction of Fazotron will be completed by Alpika Group of Companies, and that altogether over 2,300 co-investment agreements had been concluded for the project. However, only four buildings have been erected so far instead of the ten scheduled initially. Now the city authorities believe that the residential complex will be commissioned by the end of this year, and the rights of flat owners will be satisfied.
In mid-April, the deputy prosecutor of Krasnodar Krai approved of the accusation against a 52-year-old resident of Novorossiysk. He had been accused of the crime stipulated by Part 4 of Article 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (grand fraudulence). The prosecutor’s office addressed the case to the Okriabrsky District Court for review on the merits. However, the United Press Service of Courts of Krasnodar Krai informed that the case had not been even pre-reviewed so far. The five high-rises stand uncompleted, and the construction of some of them stopped at the stage of a pit. Four hundred and twenty persons have never got their keys, while the offender has used their money at his own wish. The press service of the regional Prosecutor’s Office explained that the 144 injured persons are co-investors of several residential complexes in Novorossiysk, including Posedon-2, Odyssey, Suvorovsky, Sudzhuk-Kale-1, and Sudzhuk-Kale-2. Sergei Kanaev, a deputy of the Novorossiysk City Duma, was the director of the company involved in the construction project at the very beginning.