Another criminal case for fraud in construction companies
BAKU/21.02.14/TURAN : Another "housing problem" is prosecuted. According to the press service of the Prosecutor General of the Republic, the initiator is the Office for Combating Corruption under the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan . Allegations of fraud and official forgery were brought to the founder of the construction company Azizbey -KM Fuad Mirzoyev and the Director Akif Bagirov .
Both were arrested and testify under articles 178.3.2 (fraud ) and 313 ( forgery ) of the Criminal Code . They are charged with illegally reselling 18 apartments and two non-residential areas in a building built on their order. The proven illicit profits of the members of the criminal transaction amounted to 1 million 43 thousand 584 manats. Under consideration are several complaints.
This is not the only message from the Prosecutor General's Office to prosecute subjects of the construction business in February. Yesterday the Main Directorate for Combating Corruption under the Prosecutor General filed a similar criminal case against RT Ltd under articles 308.1 ( abuse of power) and 313 (forgery ) . The amount of proven damages to citizens was 855,000 manats.
A large number of cases where developers sell one apartment to several trusting people shows that government agencies deliberately allow this segment of law to drift. In the courts in similar cases the owners of building companies have repeatedly stated that they are forced to engage in fraud due to the fact that they pay bribes to officials for a building permit, for the allocation of the land, for the permission for construction of buildings exceeding standard heights, for the act of delivery of the housing to operation, and for other preferences . - 17D-